Another day, another weed bust. More casualties in the war on drugs. This time, however, there weren’t any actual cannabis plants involved. This time, we have a man busted after mailing himself 1,500 packs of weed-infused gummies. Here’s what went down.
32-year-old Jeremy Freeman, who leases the South Windsor building in which the gummies were being shipped to, has been subject to a police investigation since early February.
Freeman has been charged with possession of more than one kilogram of marijuana with intent to sell, operating a drug factory, and possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities seized the packages.
After getting a tip regarding a large-scale marijuana operation shipping goods from a Corona, California location to Freeman’s address in South Windsor, the Eastern Central Narcotics task force was able to obtain a search warrant and intercept one of the packages in question.
In the intercepted package, police found 339 individually wrapped THC-infused gummies from the brand “Infused Creations.”
Upon a more detailed search, police were able to uncover another four packages, bringing the gummy total to around 1,588 individual packages of uniquely styled cannabis products.
Manchester police Sgt. Matthew Pace says most of the gummies were in the style of traditional Sour Patch Kids candy and contained 300 mg of “medical cannabis.”
According to police, each packet goes for around $25 per gummy in California and $50 in Connecticut.
Final Hit: Man Busted After Mailing Himself 1,500 Packs of Weed-Infused Gummies
While recreational marijuana has been legalized in California, and Connecticut does allow for the sale of edibles for strictly medicinal purposes, trafficking over 1,500 products between the aforementioned states is clearly not within the laws of either jurisdiction.
It’s unclear, exactly, what punishment Freeman faces, but it’s unlikely he will receive much leeway, despite Connecticut’s recently ramped-up efforts to legalize recreational marijuana.
Other the insane earning potential from the taxation of the plant, one of the biggest reasons for Connecticut’s recreational cannabis aspirations, is to help eliminate black market sales of the substance.
Freeman is just one of many who have attempted to capitalize on the burgeoning industry’s increasing legality.
Unfortunately, for Connecticut, however, legalization talks have been shelved for the time being, but residents should expect a hearing about it on Thursday.
Under a new bill, those 21 and older would be allowed to purchase and use recreational marijuana and be permitted to grow up to six marijuana plants for personal use.
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has voiced his opposition towards recreational marijuana in the past, but admitted he would “cross that bridge when I come to it,” if a suitable bill ever came to fruition.
That time could be now.
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