That doesn't sound right to me. I have always been under the assumption if someone sends you a package and you have no idea who the person is, or why they sent you the package, then you did nothing wrong. People who get bombs in the mail aren't thrown in jail for bomb making. If this person sent no money, no check, no nothing, then how can they be his turtles legally? That sounds insane! That would mean anyone could ship anything to anyone without the sender ever getting in trouble. Maybe I am wrong though and I obviously do not know the specifics.
I hope he/she gets this worked out and I would most definitly be fighing these charges.