January 15, 2009

Police: Marijuana brick went to wrong home

Police in Texas said a man turned in a 30-pound brick of marijuana that he found inside a package mistakenly delivered to his home by UPS.

Officer Ryan Grelle, a police spokesman, said the Denton man discovered the marijuana, which had an estimated street value of $10,500, at his home Monday after it was dropped off by a UPS driver at about 8 p.m., The Denton Record-Chronicle reported Thursday.

He was expecting tools that he had ordered from Sears, Grelle said. He opened it up and thought, 'Oh my.' He loaded it up and brought it to the police department.

Grelle said the package was apparently sent from Pharr, Texas, and bore a Dallas address. However, he said there was no such address in Dallas, causing UPS to send the package to a similar address in Denton, apparently assuming the address had been misprinted.