10 lb. pot bust at Astoria film studio

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An electrician at Kaufman Astoria Studios was arrested for 10 pounds of marijuana that was delivered to him at work.

An electrician at a Queens production studio of many well-known television shows and movies was arrested Thursday for 10 pounds of marijuana that was delivered to his workplace, said the NYPD.

At 2:30 p.m., on September 6, police were called to Kaufman Astoria Studios, at 34-37 36th Avenue, after building security intercepted two large cardboard boxes containing two plastic containers packed with approximately 10 pounds of marijuana.

The package was for an electrician working at the studio, Lowell Schulman, 53, of Brooklyn and addressed from a UPS rental facility in California, said police.

He allegedly admitted to the officers that the package was for him, but that he was expecting it to contain a much smaller amount of marijuana as well as cologne and books.

Police then proceeded to find five plastic dime bags containing crack cocaine in the left pocket of his pants.

Schulman has been charged with criminal possession of marijuana, criminal unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.

At the time of his arrest authorities also discovered that Schulman has an open warrant.