An Edcouch man is facing federal charges after sending marijuana and more than 100 e-cigarettes filled with the psychoactive chemical THC by mail.
U.S. Postal Service Inspector's Office agents arrested 35-year-old Gordon Bryan Cellum on federal drug charges on Tuesday.
The Edcouch man is accused of mailing packages with marijuana and the e-cigarettes from California to addresses in Donna and Elsa.
Postal inspectors uncovered the alleged scheme back on October 22nd after coming across packages that emitted the odor of marijuana.
Investigators allegedly seized a total of four pounds of marijuana and 105 e-cigarettes that had been vacuum-wrapped.
Court documents show that the e-cigarettes were filled with Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is the active chemical ingredient in marijuana.
Cellum allegedly told investigators that he was addicted to marijuana and had sent the packages to his mother's house and girlfriend's mother's house for personal use.
Court records show that Cellum had a previous criminal history for drugs and even a conspiracy to commit murder charge in Elsa back in February 1997.
Cellum remains in custody where he expected to face a federal judge in McAllen later this week.