Police found $63,000 in marijuana and pot products in a UPS package. (Provided by Pueblo police)

Pueblo police: Texas man arrested after trying to ship $63K of marijuana

A Texas man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of trying to send himself an estimated $63,000 in marijuana and marijuana products, some of which was legally purchased, from Pueblo back home.

Johnny Wolfe was arrested by the San Angelo Police Department in Texas at his residence and is being held at the Tom Green County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash only bond, Pueblo police said.

Wolfe has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Police in Pueblo began investigating Wolfe early last month after United Parcel Service employees reported receiving a package that was suspicious. The package was sent by Wolfe out of Pueblo to himself at an address in San Angelo, Texas.

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Inside the package police found several double vacuum-sealed packages with a total of nine pounds of “high-grade marijuana,” police said. Investigators say the package also had cannabis edibles, cough syrups, skin patches and wax concentrate that had been legally purchased from two separate dispensaries in Pueblo.

Police estimated the marijuana to be worth $58,000 and the cannabis products to be worth $5,000.

Pueblo police say they drafted a warrant on Tuesday for Wolfe’s arrest and contacted police in Texas who arrested him.

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