The U.S. postal service intercepted a package containing $40,000 in cocaine in Monroe and police arrested the person to whom the drugs were addressed, police said.
Josue Gonzalez, 37, of Bridgeport, is facing narcotics charges after his arrest on Oct. 6.
The U.S. Postal Investigations Service notified police on Oct. 2 that they suspected a package addressed to a Monroe location might contain narcotics, police said.
Postal inspectors obtained a search and seizure warrant and went to the Monroe Police Department to open the package, finding over a kilogram. That is the equivalent of 2.2 pounds of cocaine, valued at about $40,000.
The package was addressed to Gonzalez at 451 Route 25.
Investigators, including postal inspectors, Monroe police and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents, resealed the package and brought it to the place where Gonzalez worked, police said.
After Gonzalez accepted the package, police stopped him as he was backing out of his parking spot and took him into custody.
Gonzalez was the only person at the location involved, according to police. The business owner and other employees didn't know about his alleged illegal activities, police said.
The location was within 1,500 feet of a day care facility at 477 Route 25.
Gonzalez's bond was set at $75,000 and he is due in court Oct. 15.