On Monday June 6, 2022, officers from the Wyomissing Police Department responded to a shipping store located on State Hill Rd. in Wyomissing, for a report of bulk marijuana being received at that location.  Upon the arrival of Wyomissing officers, it was learned that staff at the store employees opened up two boxes that had come from Florida, addressed to a Berks County resident that had a strong odor of raw marijuana emanating from them.  Upon opening the boxes, a total of 22-vacuumed sealed bags containing suspected marijuana were located.  Each of the bags weigh approximately one (1) pound each, with an estimated street value of approximately $50,000.00.

Officers set up surveillance on the store waiting for the intended recipient of the packages to arrive.  At approximately 2:00 pm, the suspect, Branden Anthony Jacobo, 22 years of age, from Sinking Spring, arrived by vehicle.  Wyomissing Officers conducted a traffic stop, during which Jacobo was taken into custody for outstanding scofflaw warrants.  A search warrant was then applied for to search the vehicle Jacobo was operating.  Located inside the vehicle was additional suspected marijuana, a handgun belonging to Jacobo, and $1,620.00.

Jacobo was charged with:

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substances.
  • Carrying a Firearm without a license.
  • Possession of a small amount of Marijuana.
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Driving with a suspended license.
  • Windshield Obstructions.

Jacobo was taken for an immediate arraignment; he was committed to Berks County Jail in lieu of $20,000.00 bail.

Wyomissing Police continue to investigate.  If anyone has any additional information, they can contact the Wyomissing Police at 610-375-6102 and ask for Detective Kevin Quinter or Officer Ryan Hurlbrink, or contact Crime Alert Berks at 1-877-373-9913.