Despite the leftist politics of its Trump hating CEO Jeff Bezos, Amazon is still a great choice when you need something quick, cheap and don’t want to deal with the hassles of shopping at stores.
In the case of an Orlando, FL customer, the order came with an unexpected bonus – 65 pounds of weed – that was inside the plastic storage containers that they had ordered online.
The customers noticed that the packages were unexpectedly heavy and had a strong odor. Upon opening the boxes, they discovered that the storage totes were filled with the wrapped packages of marijuana and contacted the authorities.
ICYMI: Police investigate after 65 pounds of weed included with Orlando couple's Amazon order https://t.co/4feod9Cqnh
— WFTV Channel 9 (@WFTV) October 22, 2017
According to Orlando ABC affiliate, WFTV “Police investigate after 65 pounds of weed included with Orlando couple’s Amazon order”:
Some Amazon customers in Orlando got a surprise when they opened the package that arrived on their doorstep.
They ordered plastic storage bins, but the bins came with 65 pounds of marijuana.
“We love Amazon and do a lot of shopping on Amazon,” said the customer, who asked not to be identified for safety reasons.
When she and her fiancé needed to put some things in storage, they placed an order for 27 gallon storage totes.
But when the packages arrived, they knew something didn’t feel right.
“They were extremely heavy, heavier than you would think from ordering four empty bins,” she said.
The marijuana was in boxes inside the totes and as soon as they opened the boxes, they were hit with a strong odor.
“When the first officer got here, she was in disbelief,” the customer said.
Police seized the drugs and launched an investigation.
It had been shipped by Amazon’s Warehouse Deals via UPS from a facility in Massachusetts.
It weighed 93.5 pounds.
“We were still pretty fearful our home would be broken into, and we didn’t sleep there for a few days,” said the customer.
Police are now investigating just how a large quantity of pot ended up being shipped inside the plastic storage containers ordered by the unnamed customer and the explanation should be a good one.