Store's FedEx delivery contained 90 pounds of pot

"Somebody is missing a lot of marijuana," Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said.

By Ben Hooper
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UPPER DARBY, Pa., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Police in Pennsylvania said a clothing store manager expecting a shipment of menswear opened two FedEx packages and discovered 90 pounds of marijuana.

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said a 60-pound box was delivered to the City Blue store Tuesday and a 30-pound box was delivered the next day.


Chitwood estimated the marijuana was worth about $3,000 per pound.

"In this particular case, we get a legitimate store employee almost have a heart attack when he sees what's delivered and he calls police right away," Chitwood told WPVI-TV.

Chitwood said the packages were addressed to the store, but bore the name of a person who does not work there. He told WCAU-TV the sender likely intended for the packages to be "intercepted" outside of the store.

"It's the Christmas season," Chitwood said. "More and more packages are being delivered so more and more and more attempts are being made to deliver whether it's cocaine, heroin or marijuana."

Police are attempting to locate the intended recipient of the package.

"Somebody is missing a lot of marijuana," Chitwood said.


The store's manager said he plans to take extra precautions for a while.

"On my way home I'll stick to the main streets," he said. "The lighted streets."

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