80 pounds of cannabis gummies found in SW
SOUTH WINDSOR — A man suspected of running a drug operation in town was arrested after receiving an 80-pound package of marijuana gummy candies, police said.
According to police, Jeremy Freeman, 32, was leasing a space in town where several packages from California containing the candies had been shipped.
The East Central Narcotics Task Force, a regional effort of police in Manchester, South Windsor, Vernon, and Glastonbury, had been investigating the operation since February, police said.
When they executed a search warrant, police said, they discovered the 80-pound package contained 339 small packages from “Infused Creations” labeled “300 mg medical cannabis gummy candy packets.”
An online search for Infused Creations yields several results related to marijuana gummies, though the company’s website has been taken down.
Additional packages were subsequently inspected and police found packages containing more than 1,500 packets of marijuana edibles, they said.
The address where Freeman received the packages had been listed as a commercial business called “LNR,” police said.
According to police, the individual gummy packets sell for about $25 in California, where marijuana is legal, and for about $50 in Connecticut.
Freeman, who was charged with possession of more than 1 kilogram of marijuana with intent to sell, operation of a drug factory, and possession of drug paraphernalia, was released on $50,000 bond, according to Judicial Department records.
He is to appear in Superior Court on April 10.