On the afternoon of Feb. 12, a Wesleyan student was arrested on drug charges after a package addressed to them was discovered containing 4.5 ounces of marijuana at WesStation.
According to the arraignment report, the substance was first found when mailroom employees were processing packages last Friday, Feb. 9. The Middletown Police Department was notified soon after the sealed bag containing marijuana fell out of a damaged parcel.
Investigators examined the contents of the package over the weekend, confirming it was marijuana, before resealing the bag and waiting for the addressee to claim the mail, which occurred this past Tuesday. The street value of the confiscated marijuana was determined at approximately $2,550.
The arresting officers seized a fake Maryland driver’s license, a counterfeit California Medical Marijuana card, an expired California Driver’s license, and an Apple iPhone, in addition to the package, during their search of the student’s person.
The student was initially charged with three counts: possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession in a school zone, and possession with intent to sell in a school zone. The prosecution has since added a fourth count, bringing the total to 2 felony and 2 misdemeanor charges. Deemed “a legitimate flight risk” in the arraignment report, the student is currently held on a $25,000 surety bond.
A court date has been set for Feb. 27.
Emmet Teran can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @ETerannosaurus.