6 pounds of marijuana part of ACSO, post office bustPublished 12:09am Tuesday, October 29, 2013
NATCHEZ — A Natchez man was arrested on allegations he tried to have approximately $36,000 worth of marijuana shipped to him.
Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield said Monday his office was alerted by federal postal inspectors of a suspicious package addressed to an unoccupied residence on Davis Court.
The package, which originated in California and had a bogus return address, was addressed to a non-existent person, Mayfield said.
After surveying the package for three days, Natchez-Adams County Metro Narcotics agents and the Adams County Sheriff’s Office got a warrant to take possession of the package and were able to develop information to charge a suspect, he said.
Sametrius D’Ericson “Meechie” Mazique, 28, 9 Jason Court, was arrested Monday on charges of conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute. He was detained without bond Monday evening.
Inside the package Mayfield said was intended for Mazique was 6 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, which the sheriff said had a value of $6,000 a pound.
After Mazique was arrested, agents obtained a search warrant for his residence — which is located near the Davis Court address to which the package was delivered — and found documentation of other packages, scales and a ledger with names and dollar amounts listed in it, Mayfield said.
A motorcycle that had been reported as stolen was also found at the residence, Mayfield said.
The matter remains under investigation, and the sheriff said other arrests may follow.