CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH — A 34-year-old Cleveland Heights man has been charged with conspiring to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announced Thursday. Kitroy Buchanan is accused of trying to mail bulk quantities of weed from California to Ohio.
Between August and December 2017, he reportedly tried to have marijuana from California and other states shipped to Ohio. Once the weed was here, he would deliver to others within the state, Herdman’s office said.
The five-count indictment against Buchanan says he also made extortionate threats, Herdman said. That charge comes from an alleged incident where Buchanan attempted to extort a parcel from Washington to a home in South Euclid. To do so, he threatened individuals, including with kidnapping, the indictment against him said.
The case against Buchanan was led by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
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