A Willimantic man is facing charges after 55 pounds of marijuana were mailed to the Willimantic Post Office in June.
This summer, 55 pounds of marijuana were mailed from Arizona to the Willimantic Post Office, and police have arrested a suspect.
Police said the shipment arrived in June. It came over in two packages and had a total street value of about $110,000.
Jeffrey Mazzola, 57, of Willimantic, turned himself in on Oct. 25 following a months-long investigation by the Willimantic police and the U.S. Postal Inspectors Office. He was charged with criminal attempt to possess more than 1 kilogram of marijuana with intent to sell.
The investigation was launched in May after Willimantic K-9 officers received a tip that a marijuana shipment was being mailed to the post office on Main Street through the U.S. Postal Service.
The packages were intercepted the following month.
A U.S. Postal Inspector in Arizona helped with the investigation.
Mazzola was released on a $25,000 surety bond. He’s due in court Nov. 4.