(KMOV) – Police in Kirkwood have charged an Olivette man after discovering nearly one-third of a pound of marijuana during a sting operation.
Girma Abozen, 20, was charged on August 14, 2013 with intent to distribute a controlled substance according to the Kirkwood Police Department.
Kirkwood police said after discovering a suspicious package, officers conducted an undercover sting operation resulting in the arrest of Abozen in early January, 2013.
According to authorities, officers set up a controlled delivery to the Kirkwood residence located on the 9500 block of Laguna in Olivette.
Abozen was pulled over a short time later and a police K-9 unit alerted officers to a backpack in the vehicle. Police discovered 139 grams of marijuana inside the backpack.
Abozen was released from jail on August 28, 2013 after posting 10 percent of a $7,500 bond.