Police seized several shipments of marijuana “gummies” from California and arrested a man who received them, the head of a regional drug task force said Tuesday.
The 1,588 sealed packets of pot edibles, similar in appearance to Sour Patch Kids candy, were labeled “300mg medical cannabis gummy packets,” Manchester police Sgt. Matthew Pace said Tuesday.
Investigators found that packages from a business called “Infused Creations” were being shipped from Corona, Cal. to a South Windsor address, Pace, supervisor of the East Central Narcotics Task Force, said.
Police executed a search warrant on a box weighing over 80 pounds that contained 339 individual marijuana gummy packets, he said. While preparing a search warrant for the business listed at the South Windsor address, another four packages arrived, all from Corona and all containing pot gummies, Pace said.
Each gummy packet typically sells for $25 in California. In Connecticut, each sells for about $50, Pace said.
Police arrested Jeremy Freeman, 32, who leases the space where the pot packets were being delivered, Pace said. Freeman was charged with possession more than 1 kilogram of marijuana with intent to sell, operating a drug factory and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held on bail of $950,000.
The Manchester police canine unit and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration assisted with the investigation.
The task force works to stop illegal drug sales and use in Manchester, South Windsor, Vernon and Glastonbury. Anyone with information is asked to call 860-645-5548. Police say all calls will remain confidential.