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$36K of marijuana seized at Natchez post office


The Associated Press



NATCHEZ -- A 28-year-old Natchez man has been arrested on charge he tried to have approximately $36,000 worth of marijuana shipped to him. 


Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield said Monday his office was alerted by federal postal inspectors of a suspicious package addressed to an unoccupied home. 


Mayfield tells The Natchez Democrat the package, which originated in California and had a bogus return address, was addressed to a non-existent person. 


Sametrius D'Ericson Mazique was arrested Monday on charges of conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute. 


Inside the package Mayfield said was intended for Mazique was 6 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, which the sheriff said had a value of $6,000 a pound. 


It was unclear whether Mazique has an attorney.




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