The Austin Police Department’s Organized Crime Division received information from U.S. Customs and Border Protection that two mail parcels from China, destined for Austin, were intercepted. Each parcel contained a kilogram of synthetic cannabinoid (K2) powder. Following a controlled delivery sting, the U.S. Postal Inspector, Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) Tactical Diversion Squad, and Homeland Security, identified the suspect. Keith Nunley, Black male, 51 years of age, was taken into custody without incident. The seizure of this undiluted powder represents numerous kilograms of finished synthetic cannabinoid (K2) product. Keith Nunley has been charged in Federal Court and is currently in the custody of the U.S. Marshals.
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