ASTORIA — Maybe he took a cue from "Half Baked."
An electrician landed in cuffs after the shipment of pot he ordered to his workplace at Kaufman Studios in Astoria was intercepted by building security last Thursday — and was much larger than he expected, cops said.
The two large cardboard boxes intended for an electrician working at the studios on 36th Avenue contained nine sealed plastic pouches of marijuana allegedly weighing around 10 lbs.
Cops from the 114th Precinct Anti-Crime team arrived at Kaufman Studios on 36th Avenue around 2:30 p.m.
The electrician, Lowell Schulman, 53, of Williamsburg, told them he had expected marijuana, along with some books and cologne, but he thought a smaller amount would arrive.
After the officers searched Schulman, who they said already had an outstanding warrant, they also allegedly discovered five bags containing crack-cocaine in his pants pocket.
Schulman charged with criminal possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.
The return address on the package was a UPS rental facility in California, according to cops.