7 a.m., May 4
Feds Intercept Pot Shipped From Grantville Post Office
An 11 pound package of marijuana bound for New York City was intercepted at a San Diego post office, The Smoking Gun reports. Further investigation from the Huffington Post indicates that it was an employee at the Grantville Post Office on the east end of the city alerted federal agents after coming across a package carrying an odd odor.
After obtaining a search warrant and consulting with Jake, a drug-sniffing dog who alerted on the package, authorities opened the box. Inside they found the large cache of marijuana surrounded in dryer sheets, used by the shipper in an attempt to mask the plant’s smell.
The package was mailed by “ABT Books,” a fictitious company, and addressed to a Karen Wright at New York publisher St. Martin’s Press.
Book industry experts at Galleycat, after determining that there was no Karen Wright employed at the publishing house, searched popular literature in an attempt to find some sort of literary allusion in the name. So far, they’ve had no luck.
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- Mexican Army Intercepts Drug Shipment — May 6, 2012
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- Synchronized Smugglers? — Jan. 30, 2010
- Stamper stumps for pot — April 20, 2009