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What does the notice say?
Does it say something like a package has been seized as contraband by the Postmaster and if he wants to dispute the seizure he needs to respond?
What did he order?
Ok, at this point, son needs to talk to a local defense attorney as soon as possible so as to try and head this off and make sure that he is not contacted by the authorities without representation.
This is pretty serious as it becomes a federal offense since it crosses state lines. Trafficking a Schedule 1 drug can result in prison time of up to five years for the first offense under 50 grams, and continues to climb dramatically as the weight increases. It is important to remember that even if you did not mail the package and are only the recipient, knowledge and participation in the planning of the shipping makes you just as guilty as the person who mailed the package.
Once a package is seized, one then faces prosecution in both the state in which it was mailed, as well as the state in which it was delivered, based on the discretion of the prosecutor.
So he needs an attorney...now. Before he is charged so he has a plan in place if they actually charge him with a criminal offense.