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.
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