Erik Bjorn Hamlet is a busy guy. Besides whatever normal job he has, he also coaches the 16-to-20-year-olds on the Southern Oregon Spartan hockey team and is an aspiring marijuana distributor--or so say the cops. Being such a busy guy, he doesn't always have time to stop by the post office and mail his weed before the team leaves for a game--sometimes he just has to do it on the way.
Unfortunately, Hamlet is not a very good packager, and over the weekend a postal-service employee in Albany, Ore., got suspicious that the large package the coach was trying to mail might be more than meets the eye. And sure enough, when the cops were called to open it they found 20 pounds of pot (street value, $65,000).
Hamlet in happier times.
At the time the team was en route to play the Vancouver, Wash. Jaguars, and police say that Hamlet is in extra-special trouble because he may have had one of the young hockey stars carry the box o' dope from his house to the team vehicle.
According to Hamlet's profile paragraph on the team website, he's married with three kids and lives in Ashland. He's also no slouch of a hockey player himself, having played in the East Coast Hockey League, Central Hockey League, and Western Pro Hockey League.
Hamlet has since turned himself in to police, and faces some serious drug-distribution charges.
But the good news for the team is that they slaughtered the Jaguars 5-1 and remain a powerhouse in the Pacific Division with a record of 36-14.