(David Goldman, Associated Press file)

Three Colorado men face charges for mailing marijuana via Postal Service

Summit Count residents Tyler Berry, Jayson Perlman and Patrick Kerwin were arrested after yearlong investigation

Three Summit County men have been arrested on drug charges for mailing marijuana through the U.S. Postal Service after a yearlong investigation by Breckenridge police and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Three Summit County men have been arrested on drug charges for shipping marijuana through the U.S. Postal Service after a yearlong investigation by Breckenridge police and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. From top: Jayson Perlman, Patrick Kerwin, Tyler Berry. (Town of Breckenridge)
Three Summit County men have been arrested on drug charges for shipping marijuana through the U.S. Postal Service after a yearlong investigation by Breckenridge police and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. From top: Jayson Perlman, Patrick Kerwin, Tyler Berry. (Town of Breckenridge)

Authorities have arrested Tyler Berry, 33; Jayson Perlman, 40; and Patrick Kerwin, 28; in connection with the investigation, the Breckenridge police department announced in a news release.

A federal search warrant served March 9 in Breckenridge yielded more than 35 pounds of plant material, more than a pound and a half of marijuana oils and concentrates and a small amount of cocaine. Police also found evidence of manufacturing using butane at the residence.

Breckenridge Detective Caitlin Kontak warns that is both dangerous and illegal to use butane to extract oil from marijuana. “Butane is extremely flammable and creates a significant public safety risk.”

Butane explosions can destroy houses and endanger neighboring properties, she said. The police department urges anyone who suspects butane use to call Summit County dispatch at 970-668-8600.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service reminds the public that it is illegal under federal and Colorado laws to use the U.S. Mail to ship marijuana.

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