2 arrested in Va. after pot arrives in mail

Posted by Colby Rogers - email

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) - Two people have been arrested in Bristol on charges of attempting to receive 26 pounds of marijuana by mail.

Bristol police on Thursday arrested Keitha Anne Gilmore of Bristol, 25, and Kedrick Jamel Harris of

Kingsport, Tenn., 21, on charges of intent to distribute more than five pounds of marijuana.

Police say the Drug Enforcement Agency informed them that the U.S. postal inspector had found a package containing the drug addressed to a house in the city.

After the drugs were delivered to the home, police observed Gilmore pull into the driveway and put the package in her vehicle. She was then arrested.

Harris arrived at the house as police were searching it and was arrested.

Authorities said the drug was worth $31,000.

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