Prosecutors: Davenport man had marijuana mailed to him

Officials say they didn’t have a hard tracking down a would-be marijuana dealer in Davenport. That’s because, they say, he received 10 pounds of the drug in the U.S. mail.

Prosecutors say 25-year-old Charles Simpson has been charged with possession with intent to deliver, conspiracy to possess and deliver marijuana and failure to affix a drug tax stamp.

The Quad-City Times reports that Simpson’s brother mailed him the marijuana to sell locally.

If convicted, Simpson faces up to 15 years in prison. He is free after posting $500 bond.

His attorney, Harlan Giese Jr. of Bettendorf, says Simpson so far plans to plead not guilty to the charges.