Deputies: Man arrested after accepting drug package through mail

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A North Naples man was arrested Thursday after detectives said he signed for a package of ecstasy that was addressed to his home on Windsong Circle.

The Fort Myers office of customs and border patrol notified the Collier County Sheriff’s Office about the package on Wednesday after learning it contained 106 grams of ecstasy, according to an arrest report.

Detectives had the U.S. postal inspector deliver the package to the listed address on the 11000 block of Windsong. Matthew Karl Nelson, 28, signed for and accepted the package, reports said.

Nelson was arrested minutes later after he was seen leaving the home without the package. Nelson spoke with detectives and showed them the package, which he had thrown in the trash because he was worried about having signed for the delivery, according to reports.

Deputies also said they found marijuana, a scale and packaging for the ecstasy pills inside the home.

Nelson, faces a felony charge of trafficking phenethylamines and misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia possession. As of Friday, he remained at the Naples Jail Center on bonds totaling $60,000.

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