Man Arrested While Picking Up Pot Packages From UPS: Wallingford Police

A man was arrested when he went to pick up packages containing 12 pounds total of marijuana from his UPS mailbox in Wallingford, police said.

Clifton Knight, 38, of Hartford, was arrested at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when he got to the store to claim the packages that United States Postal Inspection Services agents had intercepted and deemed suspicious earlier in the day, police said.

Wallingford police responded, as well as a K-9 unit called by state police. Favor, a narcotics detection dog, alerted police to narcotics sensed in both packages, police said.

After obtaining a search warrant, police seized the six pounds of marijuana found in each parcel, as well as $2,000 in cash from Knight's car, according to police.

Police charged Knight with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and possession of over four ounces of marijuana.

Wallingford police held him in custody on a $250,000. He was scheduled to be arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Nov. 5.

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