Marijuana by mail

BINTF arrests four accused of sending pot by post

Four people accused of sending illegal drugs through the mail were arrested during a four-day operation in Chico earlier this month, according to a press release from the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force (BINTF).

BINTF and members of the United States Postal Inspection Service conducted the sting from Sept. 15-18, seizing more than 35 pounds of marijuana bound for multiple Florida communities, the release states.

Jorge Arevalo, of Florida, and Heather Smith, of Anderson, were arrested for transporting and possessing marijuana for sale. Jose Diaz, of Redding, and Jason Schoeppner, of Sacramento, were arrested for possessing marijuana for sale, and Schoeppner was also charged with possession of psilocybin mushrooms. All four were booked into the Butte County Jail.