Cops Intercept $15,000 Pot Delivery to QU Student

The package contained a pound and a half of marijuana valued at $15,000, according to police.


Police and Quinnipiac University Public Safety officials intercepted a delivery of a pound and a half of marijuana Wednesday that was allegedly to be delivered to a student, according to Hamden police.

"At about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, members of the Hamden Police Department Street Interdiction Team, with the assistance of the Quinnipiac University Public Safety Department, seized 1.5 pounds of marijuana, which was delivered to the university by the United States Postal Service," Hamden Police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith said in a release Thursday.

The package was addressed to Quinnipiac University student Nicholas Dinanno, 20, of 305 Sherman Ave., Hamden, who resides in the York Hill complex, Smith said.

"After further investigation, a search and seizure warrant was secured for Dinanno’s residence," Smith said. "Officers seized several items, including drug paraphernalia and a large amount of money. The street value of the marijuana is estimated at $15,000."

Dinanno was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana With the Intent to Sell and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released after posting a $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court.


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