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Authorities: Dubuque Man Ordered Ecstasy Shipment Online

A Dubuque man was arrested this week after police say he purchased large amounts of ecstasy from overseas with plans to sell the drug. 29-year-old Brandon Ford was arrested Wednesday is charged with Possession of Ecstasy with Intent to Deliver. The Dubuque Drug Task Force began investigating Ford last April after they were notified by the Department of Homeland Security that a package containing more than a half pound of ecstasy was seized in New York. An investigator then delivered package to Ford, and he was arrested after accepting it. Police then searched his residence and found more than 25 hundred dollars in cash, packaging and mailing materials, and a money counter. Ford reportedly told investigators he had ordered the drugs online.

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