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A 53-year-old Decherd woman remains free on a $7,500 bond with an Oct. 14 General Sessions Court date set after being arrested Saturday for possessing marijuana believed to be shipped to her from Colorado.

Michelle Taylor, 204 South Diagonal St., Apartment B, Decherd, was arrested after a warrant was issued stemming from a report on Aug. 14 to Decherd police that a suspicious package had been sent to a Diagonal Street residence, according to Decherd police reports.

The person who reported the package told police it smelled like it might contain marijuana, reports said.

The package was found to contain about 34 grams of a green plant substance believed to be marijuana, reports said, adding that it had a Colorado return address.

The recipient’s name was listed as Teresa Cooper, but it did not match anyone residing in Decherd, reports said, adding that the mailing address was listed as 304 South Diagonal St. which also does not exist.

Reports said the FedEx delivery hub in Murfreesboro was contacted, and a driver said he believed the numbers on the address had been switched by accident and attempted to deliver it to 403 South Diagonal St. 

Police were able to link the Colorado package incident to another incident in May where Taylor had an order of protection served against a former boyfriend, reports said.

The man, while being served, made statements linking Taylor to alleged involvement in drug activity, and he had asked about what happens when “weed packs” are shipped to a residence in Tennessee, reports said.

Authorities executed a search warrant Saturday and found narcotics substances and paraphernalia, reports said, leading to Taylor’s arrest.