Pennsylania pastor perplexed by 10-pound package of pot

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   April 24, 2017 at 10:25 AM

April 24 (UPI) -- Police in Pennsylvania said a church pastor contacted authorities after receiving a UPS package that unexpectedly contained 10 pounds of marijuana.

The Yeadon Police Department said UPS delivered a package to the pastor's Yeadon home last week and she opened the box, which was shipped from Sacramento, Calif., at her Southwest Philadelphia ministry to discover it contained wrapped bundles of marijuana that had been stuffed into a bucket before being placed inside the box.

Police said the pastor is worried someone is going to come looking for the pot package.

"She is very upset and traumatized and she feels this person or persons who were going to pick this package up might come back," Yeadon Police Chief Donald Molineux told WTXF-TV.

Yeadon said his department has logged three different incidents during the past couple years involving people using the addresses of strangers to mail drugs to themselves.

Police said they are now trying to obtain surveillance camera footage from the UPS drop-off location in California in an attempt to identify the sender.

Police in Upper Darby, less than 5 miles away from Yeadon, faced a similar mystery when employees expecting a shipment of menswear at a City Blue store opened up a pair of FedEx packages to find a total 90 pounds of marijuana instead of men's pants.

The marijuana in the Upper Darby case was estimated to be worth a total $270,000.

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