NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Prosecutors are reportedly planning to drop charges against a man caught up in an apparent marijuana mix-up.
The man was picking up hemp, but it was intercepted while being delivered to a CBD shop in Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office says Ronen Levy’s marijuana possession case will likely be dismissed on Dec. 2.
Levy was arrested Nov. 2 after trying to pick up 106 pounds of plants.
Officers Greenidge and Ganshaw from the @NYPD75Pct used precision policing and relentless follow-up, along with a great working relationship with @FedEx and other local law enforcement officials, to confiscate 106 pounds of marijuana that was destined for our city streets. pic.twitter.com/OnRyLsH90D
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 5, 2019
The Levys said the plants were legal hemp used to extract CBD.
Police said the product tested positive for marijuana, causing the apparent drug bust mix-up.
“Everything was fine,” said Jahala Dudley of Fox Holler Farms. “We’ve done shipments with FedEx before, many times.”
Dudley’s farm shipped more than $17,000 worth of their product to Brooklyn – before it ended up sitting in an NYPD warehouse.