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Police deliver drug package, arrest recipient
SPD: Delivery contained a trafficking weight of Ecstasy
Tyler Austin Klusendorf
Tyler Austin Klusendorf

A man faces drug trafficking charges after a package of Ecstasy was delivered to his Niver Road home — by federal agents and Statesboro police.

Last week, the United States Department of Homeland Security notified the Statesboro Police Department's Impact Team about "the smuggling of illegal substances to Statesboro," said Statesboro police Capt. Jared Akins.

Federal authorities seized a package destined for delivery to a residence in the 200 block of Niver Road. The package "contained a trafficking weight of MDMA (Ecstasy)," he said.

"Impact officers, partnering with special agents of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), planned to deliver the package under controlled circumstances to the recipient."

When they delivered the package, police immediately served a search warrant for the home of Tyler Austin Klusendorf, 27, and placed him under arrest, Akins said. Police also recovered "three different types of steroids illegally possessed by Klusendorf."

Klusendorf was taken to the Bulloch County Jail after being charged with criminal attempt to traffic MDMA, three counts of possession of a schedule III controlled substance, and possession/use of a drug-related object. 

Klusendorf remained in the jail Monday without bond, according to jail records.

The Statesboro Police Department "would like to thank our federal partners for their efforts in working with SPD officers and preventing this significant quantity of MDMA from making it onto Statesboro's streets," said Statesboro police Chief Mike Broadhead.

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