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Couple gets FedEx package of Marijuana

By Michael Bearak     Feb 27, 2010 in Crime
A Washington D.C. couple arrived home and found a large package on their porch. Upon opening it they found it was nothing they had ordered or expected.
Melanie Sloan came home to find a large FedEx package sitting on her front porch last Monday night. Still something didn't seem right to Sloan as she brought it inside.
"I noticed that the package was ours but the name on the box wasn't and it was shipping center return address in Anaheim, California. So I thought that was strange," says Sloan. Nevertheless she thought it might be for their 11-month old child or a neighbor, so she went ahead and opened it.
Soon it became clearly apparent when they opened up the first box, only to find another box as well as a tightly wrapped package. Both Melanie and her husband noticed that there was what appeared to be dirt inside the box. What her husband figured out was that it wasn't actually dirt, it was coffee grounds and inside was marijuana.
In total they were delivered 35 pounds of pot worth approximately $125,000 on the streets.
What Sloan found out was that this was a common ploy. Drug dealers would have a package sent to a home where it was believed the people wouldn't be home during the day and then pick it up prior to the home owner arriving home. In this case it didn't happen, the Sloans came home and found the package prior to the dealers claiming their package.
It was the same scam that happened to former Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye M. Calvo. Calvo was interrogated for hours before it was discovered that he was innocent and a victim of a scam.
You can read more about this scam at Fox News or at MyFoxDC
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