On Jan. 15, a man hand-delivered a package to Sweeney, president of the New Jersey Senate and Gloucester County freeholder director, according to state police.
The man, who claimed to be a Marine from Virginia, said it was for Sweeney but also mentioned forwarding it to then Gov.-elect Christopher J. Christie, said Sgt. Steve Jones, a state police spokesman.
Inside the package, a staff member found the head of a plush toy horse. No note. No name. Staffers were worried enough to call in the bomb squad, which destroyed the package.
Staffers suspected the package might be related to a series of letters and faxes, and state police investigated.
The investigation led to Robert Godman, who was arrested on Thursday at the home he shares with his parents, Jones said. Full-cash bail was set at $25,000. Godman will undergo a psychiatric evaluation, and was probably a huge fan of the “Godfather” series.