Weed Is Showing Up On American Doorsteps

Weed Is Showing Up On American Doorsteps

In two isolated incidents this week, marijuana was mysteriously delivered to business addresses. Because of raised suspicions, both packages were swiftly handed over to authorities.

The first occurrence involved an art studio in Queens, NY. Artist David Altmejd called 911 in a panic after a UPS truck delivered it to his shipping warehouse. Cops swiftly confiscated the package, and estimated it’s street value at $30,000.

In a separate incident in Rock Springs, WY this week, police brought out the bomb squad when a suspicious package arrived at a local motel. When the package showed up bearing excessive postage and an incorrect return address, the hotel manager knew something was fishy. James Casper, a hotel guest had actually put the outbound package in with the hotel mail, and was subsequently arrested for a small amount of marijuana.

These 2 stories come just after 8 USPS workers were arrested this week for intercepting and stealing packages containing marijuana in Bethpage, NY. Their organized operation caught attention of federal investigators and yielded over 100 pounds of marijuana.

As domestic marijuana production continues to increase with state-side legalization, there is no doubt that more and more packages will be leaving legal marijuana states bound for high-demand black-market states.

Photo Credit: bark

United States Postal Service Workers Busted For Marijuana

United States Postal Service Workers Busted For Marijuana

Eight United States Postal Service workers from a facility in Bethpage, NY are in custody today for intercepting and stealing mailed packages of marijuana.

Over 129 pounds of cannabis was recovered from this operation, but that was just a portion of what was intercepted from over 260 marijuana packages that have been processed at the Long Island Priority Mail sorting plant since May of this year.

Federal investigators were first clued in to this operation because of three large, empty packages that were left in the backyard of an abandoned house. Those empty boxes were tracked back to the Bethpage facility where packages of this size are processed and sorted in a alarm-protected part of the plant. When law enforcement investigated further, it was uncovered that the alarm had been disabled for months.

Luckily for investigators, the facility was equipped with security cameras, and all footage was readily available. The security videos clearly displayed the eight facility employees removing the packages from the plant after working hours.

The intercepted packages were reportedly originating mostly from California, Nevada, Arizona and Oregon, and obviously the senders did not report their illegal marijuana packages stolen.


photo credit: Aljazeera

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