A 10-pound bag of marijuana that took a wrong turn on a cross-country shipment was delivered to surprised employees at the Seattle Kmart, police said.
Shortly after noon Monday, 911 dispatchers received a call from a staff member saying they’d received the massive shipment of pot packed in garbage bags, foam peanuts and cleaning-fluid-soaked pages from a Korean newspaper, department spokesman Jonah Spagenthal-Lee said.
“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,” he said. “Whoever sent the package listed the address of the Seattle Kmart on the return label, for some reason.”
Seattle police placed the pot into evidence. The package was said to have been sent by UPS. A company spokesman said Thursday afternoon they had not been contacted by Seattle police and weren’t sure it was a UPS package, though their security team would be in touch with officers if it was. Police did not give additional information about the package.
Had the shippers waited just a few weeks longer, the delivery might have been returned to sender. The Kmart store in North Seattle where it was delivered – a fixture at 13200 Aurora Ave. N. since the 1970s – is scheduled to close Sunday. Click here to read more about the North Seattle Kmart store.
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