A controlled delivery was conducted by police Thursday after federal authorities intercepted a package last week that contained more than 100 grams of MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy.

The controlled delivery of 111 grams of MDMA to 231 West Fifth St. was conducted Thursday by agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security, the

METRICH Enforcement, and inspectors with the U.S. Postal Service. The Mansfield Division of Police provided assistance.

After the delivery, METRICH detectives searched the residence and interviewed three occupants. They were not taken into custody, according to a news release from METRICH.

The investigation into the source of the MDMA, which authorities say originated in Belgium, is ongoing.

Charges will be forwarded to the Richland County Prosecutor’s Office once the investigation is complete, according to the release.

In the release, METRICH Sgt. Steve Blust said the collaboration between federal law enforcement agencies and the METRICH Enforcement Unit continues to have a positive impact in removing illegal drugs from coming into the Mansfield, Richland County communities.

Originally published in the News Journal on August 23, 2019.