A 29-year-old Fairbanks man was charged with multiple felonies after investigators reportedly found a large stash of drugs in a suspicious USPS package last spring, authorities said.
Jason Benjamin O’Bryan, 29, is charged with one count of third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, five counts of third-degree misconduct involving weapons and three counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance related to the incident which is alleged to have occurred in March.
According to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Fairbanks Superior Court, a U.S. Postal inspector intercepted a suspicious package in Fairbanks on March 9, 2021. After obtaining a search warrant, the inspector allegedly found approximately 918.57 grams of methamphetamine in the package.
Two days later, on March 11, agents delivered the package to a home near Chena Pump Road and observed O’Bryan retrieve the parcel, according to the complaint. Later that day, investigators conducted a traffic stop to contact O’Bryan. During the vehicle search, investigators reportedly found 50 grams of methamphetamine, 1 gram of heroin and multiple fentanyl patches and pills in the Ford truck, the complaint stated.
Investigations found additional amounts of methamphetamine, heroin, psilocybin mushrooms and a total of nine firearms in O’Bryan’s room, according to the complaint. He allegedly admitted to selling drugs to investigators and said the guns were going to be exchanged for a better deal on methamphetamine.
According to court records, O’Bryan was convicted of felony second-degree robbery in October 2014 and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance in November 2012.