- Associated Press - Monday, March 23, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Montgomery man who was arrested after picking up a package of meth from a post office has been sentenced to 10 years.

Authorities say homeowners told postal workers they didn’t want 49-year-old Joseph Irwin Westerlund’s mail to be delivered to them because he didn’t live at their address. Prosecutors said Westerlund called the post office the same day to ask about a package that was supposed to be delivered to him.

Postal inspectors got a warrant to search the package and found more than an ounce of methamphetamine inside.

Prosecutors say post office workers called Westerlund to tell him he could pick up the package and he was arrested after signing for it and leaving the building. Investigators also found a gun in his car.

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