$36,000 in marijuana seized at Natchez post office

NATCHEZ, Mississippi (AP) — A 28-year-old Natchez man has been arrested on charge 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 home.

Mayfield tells The Natchez Democrat the package, which originated in California and had a bogus return address, was addressed to a non-existent person.

Sametrius D’Ericson Mazique was arrested Monday on charges of conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute.

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.

It was unclear whether Mazique has an attorney.