As of Tuesday, February 21, 2017
KOOSKIA Preliminary hearings are set in both Idaho and Valley county magistrate courts for two people charged in relation to a postal delivery of methamphetamine earlier this month.
Susan M. Corbin, 54, is set for a preliminary hearing in Idaho County Magistrate Court next Wednesday, March 1, for possession of methamphetamine. Dan Patrick McNeeley, 55, is charged with delivery and possession of methamphetamine, and is set for a Feb. 28 preliminary hearing in Valley County Magistrate Court.
Charges resulted following an investigation initiated by the U.S. Postal Inspector Service – in coordination with Idaho and Valley county sheriff’s offices - regarding suspicion of drugs passing through the mail from McCall to Kooskia, according to information from court documents and the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO).
Investigators acted on information provided Feb. 14 from a McCall postal worker regarding a suspicious stamped envelope – addressed to Corbin — put into an outside drop box by McNeeley. A narcotic detection canine was deployed and subsequently alerted on an illegal substance in the envelope. On that probable cause, a search warrant was obtained by Postal Inspector Darin Solmon and inside was a ZipLoc bag containing a crystalline substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.
Inspector Solmon arranged for the mail to be delivered to the Kooskia Post Office where it was picked up by Corbin, according to ICSO. Corbin was released from the Idaho County Jail after the posting of a $10,000 bond. After Corbin’s arrest, Valley County served a search warrant at the McNeeley residence, and McNeeley was subsequently arrested on felony charges.
Case investigation was coordinated between Solmon, ICSO Sgt. Brian Hewson and Valley County Detective Joe Mokhtarani.