Police in Orlando, Florida are investigating why a local couple received 65 pounds of marijuana along with their order of storage boxes from Amazon.com.
According to the couple, the online retail giant has not given an adequate explanation as to why they received the marijuana, which was shipped to them via UPS from a warehouse in Massachusetts. However, Amazon has issued a statement in which they are working with law enforcement on the case, which is currently an active investigation.
The couple—a man and his fiancée, who asked to remain anonymous—said that they are regular Amazon customers, and placed an order with the site for four 27-gallon plastic storage containers. However, they knew that something was amiss as soon as the package arrived. “They were extremely heavy, heavier than you would think from ordering four empty bins,” said the woman.
Upon opening the bins, they immediately detected the strong odor of marijuana, and found boxes inside the bins that contained the 65 pounds of marijuana, wrapped in green plastic.
The couple contacted the authorities, who seized the drugs and launched an investigation.