GREENSBORO, NC – Mrs. Watson is shocked and scared after four pounds of marijuana was delivered to her house in Greensboro by mistake.
Interestingly enough, the Greensboro Police Dept. says marijuana and other illegal drugs are shipped by mail more often than you might think.
Ever since it was legalized in California, police in Greensboro say there's been an influx of marijuana deliveries here by mail.
Watson learned that truth the hard way.
“I just cannot believe that someone would send that amount of drugs to my house. I just cannot believe it,” said Watson. “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,” said Watson. “And I noticed this big package was sitting here on my porch.”
The package was addressed to Watson's house 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,” said Watson.
Someone from California sent more than four pounds of marijuana to Watson's house.
Police say 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,” said Watson. “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,” said Watson.
Greensboro Police seized the marijuana from Watson's house and are holding it as evidence.
Officials are trying to figure out where it came from.
The Greensboro police said Mrs. Watson did exactly the right thing.
If you ever receive marijuana or any other illegal drug in the mail, contact authorities right away.
Detectives with GPD say they’ve seen a prominent increase in marijuana deliveries by mail since November when California legalized marijuana.
Sending narcotics through the mail is a felony.
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