Pot care package jails Cal Poly freshman

A Cal Poly freshman was arrested on suspicion of having a package containing marijuana sent to his dorm room, according to the university’s police department.

Cal Poly’s University Police Department arrested 19-year-old Bradley Goodin on Oct. 19 after a worker at the front desk of his dormitory detected the smell of marijuana and brownies coming from a red and white priority mail envelope, according to a search warrant filed by police.

A clerk who sorts mail for students in Tower 1 of the dormitory Sierra Madre Hall reported the odor to police.

A dog trained to sniff drugs was brought in from Atascadero State Hospital’s police department and alerted police to the smell of a controlled substance in the package, according to the warrant.

Campus police opened the envelope, which was addressed to Goodin, and found the marijuana, Police Chief Bill Watton said.

Goodin said he knew the package was coming to him, Watton said.

Goodin was arrested and booked in County Jail. He was released Oct. 20 on his own recognizance, which requires defendants to promise to appear in court without having to post bail as part of the release, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Goodin — who didn’t respond to an e-mail from The Tribune for comment — is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of controlled substances.

Watton said that when police arrested Goodin, he also had prescription pills that weren’t in his name — which resulted in the possession of a controlled substance charge.

Goodin’s arraignment in county Superior Court is scheduled for Nov. 19 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 7, according to the District Attorney’s Office.