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Published September 26, 2012, 08:55 AM

Grand Forks man sentenced for getting marijuana in mail

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A Grand Forks man has been sentenced to six months in prison for possessing five pounds of marijuana he received the mail.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A Grand Forks man has been sentenced to six months in prison for possessing five pounds of marijuana he received the mail.

The Grand Forks Herald reports that 34-year-old Nicholas Rivera pleaded guilty to a charge of marijuana possession in February.

Authorities say a postal inspector notified the Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force that a suspicious package addressed to Rivera at a Grand Forks motel had come to the post office.

Postal Inspector Tom Irwin got a search warrant, looked in the package and found "five pounds of high grade marijuana." The package was delivered to Rivera at the motel and authorities arrested him an hour later.

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