6 Pounds of Marijuana Shipped to Man's House: Cops | NBC Connecticut

6 Pounds of Marijuana Shipped to Man's House: Cops



    Danbury Police
    Police said Orlando Ellis, of Danbury, was receiving thousands of dollars worth of marijuana in the mail.

    A 23-year-old Danbury man was arrested when $20,000 worth of marijuana was shipped to his home on Wednesday, police said.

    Postal inspectors contacted Danbury police yesterday after they noticed a package they were processing smelled like marijuana, police said.

    When they inspected it, police determined that it contained six pounds of marijuana.

    The package was supposed to be delivered to a unit at 23 Stevens Street.

    Danbury police and U.S. Postal Inspectors went there with a search warrant and arrested the resident, Orlando Ellis, at 5:15 p.m. after learning the package was shipped to him, police said.

    Inside Ellis’ home, police found 180 tablets of Oxycodone worth $3.600, a scale, packaging materials and several thousands of dollars worth of suspected drug profits.

    Ellis was charged with several counts of drug possession and held on $100,000 bond.

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