Two Amazon customers who purchased 27 gallon plastic storage bins earlier this year were surprised to find their UPS delivery weighed 93.5 pounds, approximately 65 pounds of which was tightly compacted bales of marijuana.
Per WFTV, the Orlando couple who had placed the Amazon order somewhat understandably deemed this precious gift unwelcome and immediately contacted the authorities. They are still investigating the drug shipment, which WFTV reports originated at Amazon’s Warehouse Deals facility in Massachusetts.
Somebody there or at one of Amazon’s suppliers is presumably going to be in a whole hell of a lot of trouble, if they weren’t already for losing a massive amount of ganja.
“We love Amazon and do a lot of shopping on Amazon,” the anonymous customer told WFTV. But they added, “We were still pretty fearful our home would be broken into, and we didn’t sleep there for a few days.”
Look, I don’t know about you, but if someone accidentally shipped me 65 pounds of weed—which rates for mid-grade weed on very authoritative-sounding site Stuff Stoners Like suggest could be worth $2,000-3000 a pound for a total of $130,000-190,000—I think it would be pretty tempting to just lay low for a while. It’s certainly possible the original weed-stashers lost track of the box before it made it into Amazon’s discount warehouses.
But maybe they didn’t, and there’d be pretty much no way to know when or how the weed got into Amazon’s system, or whether the presumably panicking people who lost it could potentially find out how to track it down. I’ve seen No Country for Old Men, which ended poorly for every character but Anton Chigurh. So on second thought, keeping the criminals’ stuff probably wouldn’t be the best idea.
According to WFTV, Amazon gave the couple a $150 gift certificate for their trouble.
Update 10/24/2017: An Amazon spokesperson has sent us the following statement: “Our customer service team worked directly with the customer to address concerns and will work with law enforcement to investigate the case, as needed.”