FedEx delivers pot, police officers   

By Abby Morris
star staff
amorris@starhq.com

  A 30-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday on narcotics charges after a mail delivery service took a package addressed to her to the wrong residence. The person who received the package opened it and discovered marijuana.
  Amy Michelle Poole, 30, of 303 Blevins Hollow Rd., was arrested by Carter County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Audrey Covington and charged with the possession of Schedule VI narcotics for the purpose of resale.
  According to reports, a citizen of Carter County went to the Carter County Sheriff?s Department on Wednesday carrying a package that had been delivered to her residence. "The citizen advised that FedEx had left the box on her porch and she opened it without looking at the name," states Covington in her report, adding that the package was addressed to a Sarah Cole, 303 Blevins Hollow Rd.
  "Upon checking the contents of the box, it was determined that it contained two large amounts of vacuumed package marijuana," Covington states in the report. "At that time we contacted FedEx who advised they had delivered the package to the wrong address."
  Employees of FedEx then met with investigators at the Carter County Sheriff's Department and arranged to deliver the package to the correct address with two of the investigators in the FedEx truck and two others following in an unmarked vehicle.
  "A female exited the house and the FedEx driver advised he had a package for Sarah Cole. The defendant (Poole) signed for the package of marijuana and at that time (Inv. Laverne) Julian and (Inv. Todd) Hamm exited the FedEx truck and placed the defendant into custody," Covington states in her report. "Once in custody, the defendant's Miranda warning was read. The defendant advised that the name Sarah Cole was a fictitious name."
  Poole consented for investigators to search her residence, where they found $2,500 in cash and two separate bags of marijuana.
  Poole was transported to the Carter County Jail. She was later released on a $3,000 bond, according to jail employees, and is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on June 14.