Man tried to mail 9 pounds of marijuana, police say


A Lancaster County man was arrested after police say he tried to use a local mailing business to ship over nine pounds of marijuana.

Jason C. Butler, 25, of Lititz, is charged with a felony count of possession with intent to deliver.

Ephrata police said Butler declared he was sending magazines when he purchased shipping for two boxes to Florida last month, but the business manager noticed dried plant material under the tape used to seal the boxes.

The manager, suspecting a shipping violation, opened the boxes to find containers labeled Dragon Haze, Orange Fruit Snax, Mimosa, and Mac.

The manager then contacted police, and officers with a search warrant discovered the marijuana, police said.

Butler was arraigned before a district judge last week and released after posting $100,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 11. 

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