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Wesleyan Student Arrested After Receiving Marijuana in Mail: Middletown Police

A Wesleyan student was arrested on drug charges after he received a package of marijuana in the mail, according to Middletown police.

Police said 21-year-old Zach Obstfeld faces charges of possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession on a school zone, and possession with intent to sell in a school zone.

According to the Middletown Police Department arraignment report, the investigation began when a package addressed to Obstfeld arrived to the school’s “Wes Station” mail room. The report claims that university public safety called police when a sealed bag of marijuana fell out of the package, which had been damaged.

Police tested the material and confirmed it contained 4.5 ounces of marijuana, with a street value of around $2551 if sold at $20 a gram. Police said this was more than a “normal” user would have.

Investigators said that while police tested the material, Obstfeld came to the mail room looking for the package. The package was resealed and returned to the mailroom, and when Obstfeld came to pick it up, he was arrested.

According to police, Obstfeld had a counterfeit California Medical Marijuana card on him at the time of the arrest and told police he was “recommended to use medical marijuana.”

Obstfeld was held on a $150,000 bond.

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