SOUTH WINDSOR, CT — Authorities on Tuesday seized a shipment of gummy marijuana packets in South Windsor worth nearly $80,000 at minimum, according to a news release.

During February and into March, the East Central Narcotics Task Force, received information about a “large-scale marijuana operation” and investigators were able to determine that packages containing marijuana were being shipped from Corona, CA, to an address in South Windsor, according to a news release.

The task force executed a search warrant on a single package weighing more than 80 pounds and inside the box were 339 individual marijuana gummy packets, according to a news release.

Investigators were also able to secure a search warrant for a business listed only as “LNR” and recovered another four packages from California containing “marijuana edibles,” according to a news release.

The task force arrested Jeremy Freeman, 32, who took possession of the package and leases the space where they were being delivered, according to the task force.

Freeman is currently being held on a $950,000.00 bond, authorities said. He was charged with possessing more than 1 kilogram of marijuana with the intent to sell, operating a drug factory and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release.

The total amount of marijuana edibles that were seized from all the boxes amounted totaled 1,588 individual packets, a news release indicates. The gummies are similar in appearance to Sour Patch Kids candy, police said.

The packages typically sell for $25 in California and for roughly $50 and up in Connecticut, according to a news release.

The Manchester Police Canine Unit as well as the Drug Enforcement Administration assisted with the investigation.

Photo Credit: East Central Narcotics Task Force

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