Local resort exec accused of using company to funnel drugs across country

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by Matt Sczesny / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 22 at 1:42 AM

 (KMOV) –A ski resort executive with local ties is accused of being involved in a lucrative prescription pill ring.

Jesse Boyd is the son of the man behind the Hidden Valley Ski area in Wildwood. A Hidden Valley spokesperson said Boyd is no longer vice president of the company following an arrest in Pennsylvania for accusations of using the ski resort to transport drugs.

A small police department in northeastern Pennsylvania, Kidder Township, uncovered the alleged plot.

According to court documents, Jesse and Jessica Boyd arranged to have Oxycodone pills, nicknamed blues, sent to them by a Pennsylvania man or by using Fed Ex and UPS accounts of Peak Resorts, the company that owns Hidden Valley. 

Authorities say the couple paid for the 20 packages of pills via PayPal.

In one specific shipment, the documents state a package was sent to a home five miles from Hidden Valley and addressed to Phillip Boyd, the name of the family dog.

The package contained a Christmas box with a mug and a packet of hot chocolate and eight blue pills taped to the packet.

The company behind Hidden Valley has exploded in recent years, buying up several ski resorts in the Midwest and New England.

Last year, Hidden Valley underwent a $2 million expansion and according to the Business Journal, the company had revenues of $97 million in 2012.

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