Wesleyan Student Received $2.5K In Marijuana In Mail: Police
MIDDLETOWN, CT — A Wesleyan student is accused of having more than $2,500 worth of marijuana shipped to him at the university, according to Middletown Police. Zachary Obstfeld, 21, of Berkley, California, was arrested Monday after police say he picked up a package that contained 4.5 ounces of marijuana. Obstfeld was also found to be in the possession of a fake Maryland driver’s license, a counterfeit California Medical Marijuana card and an expired California license, according to the police report.
Middletown Police were contacted by Wesleyan security on Feb. 9 after a sealed bag of marijuana fell out of a priority mail package, which had been damaged, at the “Wes Station” mail room. The package was addressed to Obstfeld, according to the report.
Police took possession of the package where the contents were tested and determined to contain THC and weigh 4.5 ounces, the report states. The marijuana was then resealed in the original bags and returned to the damaged box, which was resealed.
Police were notified that Obstfeld went to pick up the package on Monday, Feb. 12 and filled out “lost package” paperwork when the package wasn’t located. The package was returned to the mail room and Obstfeld was notified that it was located and he went to pick it up. Police watched on surveillance cameras as Obstfeld picked up the package and apprehended him as he left the area, according to the report.
After Obstfeld was searched, police seized an Apple iPhone, a fake Maryland driver’s license and a counterfeit California Medical Marijuana card, along with the marijuana and packaging, the report states.
Obstfeld told police the Maryland license was fake and that he only kept it because his California license was expired, according to the report. When asked about the validity of his California Medical Marijuana