Nacogdoches police arrest recipient of mailed marijuana

Published: Apr. 28, 2015 at 2:14 PM CDT
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Denzel Mitchell (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
Denzel Mitchell (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches police have arrested a man after a package containing marijuana arrived at the post office Monday.

Denzel Deshaun Mitchell, 24, of Nacogdoches, is charged with state-jail felony possession of marijuana.

According to police, the package was found during a routine inspection of incoming mail. Postal employees notified police and officers brought a drug dog, who "alerted" on the package.

Officers delivered the package to whom it was addressed and arrested Mitchell after he accepted it, according to the report.

The package contained 4.2 pounds of marijuana.

Officers then searched Mitchell's home, located in the 5200 block of Northway Street and found items "consistent with the packaging and distribution" of marijuana.

Mitchell's bond has not yet been set.

The US Department of Homeland Security assisted in the investigation.

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