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More Than 1,000 Ecstasy Pills Found Hidden in Puzzle Box

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    Homeland Security Finds Ecstasy Pills in Puzzle Box

    Students at the UC Riverside say like any other college campus illegal drugs are often a part of college life. Tony Shin reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (Published Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016)

    Authorities intercepted more than 1,100 pills of MDMA, also known as Ecstasy, intended for college students in Riverside, California, officials said Wednesday.

    The Riverside Police Department served a warrant at a home in the 3000 block of Iowa Avenue near the University of California, Riverside and found a puzzle box with about 1,015 Ecstasy pills, according to a news release.

    Riverside detectives were contacted by the Department of Homeland Security regarding a package containing illegal narcotics. The package was sent from the Netherlands and arrived through the United States Postal Service, according to the news release.

    Police identified Sung Lee, 21, of Tujunga, as a suspect and took him into custody. Lee was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale, authorities said.

    Police said they confiscated a total of 1,140 Ecstasy pills and 90 Xanax pills at the residence, which had an estimated street value of about $23,250.

    It was unclear if Lee had an attorney.