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Kmart store in Seattle receives package with 10 pounds of pot

Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:36 AM   |   Comments

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Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Employees at a Kmart store in Seattle were surprised to find 10 pounds of marijuana wrapped in garbage bags after opening a box from their stockroom on Monday.

"Just after noon on January 28th, Kmart employees called police to their store at 132nd and Aurora Avenue N. after a package—filled with 10 pounds of weed wrapped in garbage bags, packing peanuts, and cleaning-fluid-soaked pages from a Korean newspaper (?!?)—arrived at the store," Police spokesman, Jonah Spagenthal-Lee said Thursday.

The weed made its way to the retail store after it was "returned to sender." According to police, the package was sent from Los Angeles (where marijuana is legal in some instances) to Philadelphia (where marijuana is never legal), but listed the Seattle Kmart's address as the sender.

“Delivery information on the package indicates it was originally shipped from Los Angeles to a Philadelphia address, but never made it to its intended destination in Philly … Whoever sent the package listed the address of the Seattle Kmart on the return label, for some reason,” Spagenthal-Lee said.

Police took the pot and placed it into evidence as they try to decipher the mysterious case dubbed, "Pot in Kmart store."

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