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Racine Police DepartmentA 37-year-old Racine woman is facing a felony drug charge after she had just over six pounds of marijuana shipped to her home from a marijuana farm in California, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

Heidi Eckblad was charged with possession with intent to deliver or manufacture marijuana, greater than 2,500 grams and less than 10,000 grams, by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Friday.

If convicted, Eckblad faces up to 12 years six months in prison and/or fined up to $25,000.

According to the criminal complaint, Racine Police received a tip that a marijuana farm in California was sending Eckblad a package of marijuana through the U.S. Postal Service to a residence in the 2000 block of Green Street.  The U.S. Postal Inspector told police that Eckblad’s package had been received and Racine Police conducted a drug search using a police K-9 that alerted police that there were narcotics in the package.

An undercover delivery person then delivered the package to Eckblad and Racine Police executed a search warrant at the home. Inside the box, police found five sealed bags of marijuana totaling just over six pounds.

Two other people were mentioned in the criminal complaint as co-defendants. However, the charges haven’t officially been filed.

Eckblad was released on a $500 cash bond. A preliminary hearing has been set for 9 a.m. March 18.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.