GREENSBORO, N.C. - A North Carolina woman is shocked and scared after four pounds of marijuana was delivered to her house in Greensboro by mistake.
Interestingly enough, the Greensboro Police Department said marijuana and other illegal drugs are shipped by mail more often than you might think.
Once it was legalized in California, police in Greensboro said there's been an influx of marijuana deliveries sent by mail there.
A woman who does not wish to be named found out the hard way.
“I just cannot believe that someone would send that amount of drugs to my house. I just cannot believe it,” she said. “I'm very frightened. I still am a little.”
On Monday afternoon, Watson was decorating her Christmas tree in her house in Greensboro, waiting for her husband to come home from work.
“I glanced out the side door because I always look out before I open the door,” she said. “And I noticed this big package was sitting here on my porch.”
The package was addressed to her house but it had someone else's name on it.
“So I opened the box up and my first thought was somebody was sending me a Christmas gift,” said Watson.
But it certainly wasn't a gift intended for her.
“I unwrapped it and there was this big round ball of something that was in a vacuum sealed bag with duct tape on it and then I started to wonder,” she said.
Someone from California sent more than four pounds of marijuana to Watson's house.
Police said that amount has a street value between $2,000 and $6,000, depending on the potency.
When Watson made the discovery, she contacted authorities right away.
“It was a shock to me,” she said. “I thought someone had sent some type of baking goods to me!”
It's a shock she wants others to avoid.
“I think it is something that people should be aware of especially during the holidays because I wasn't expecting a gift and that should've kind of triggered something,” she said.
Greensboro Police seized the marijuana from her house and are holding it as evidence.
Officials are trying to figure out where it came from.
The Greensboro police said she did exactly the right thing. If you ever receive marijuana or any other illegal drug in the mail -- contact authorities right away.
Sending narcotics through the mail is a felony.
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