(November 4, 2014) WALLINGFORD — A Hartford man was charged Tuesday after authorities intercepted two packages containing a total of 12 pounds of marijuana being sent through the United States Postal Service to a mailbox at a local UPS Store, police said.
United States Postal Inspection Services discovered the two packages on Tuesday and called in a state police canine to investigate, police said.
The dog “positively alerted” on the packages, which led to the Wallingford Police Department’s narcotics unit to get a search and seizure warrant, police said.
Each package contained six pounds of marijuana, police said.
Working with the UPS Store, police set up a controlled delivery of the packages containing the marijuana. Clifton Knight, 38, was arrested when he came to the store about 5:30 p.m. to pick up the packages.
Police seized his vehicle and about $2,000 in cash following the arrest.
He was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and possession of over four ounces of marijuana.
He was held on $250,000 bond and will appear in superior court in Meriden on Wednesday.