Drug stashes found at U.S. Home Depots

By Lunar Loops · Jun 14, 2006 · ·
  1. Lunar Loops
    SWIS could develop a liking for DIY at this rate. This story from Reuters.com.

    Drug stashes found at U.S. Home Depots

    Wed Jun 14, 2006 7:30 PM BST

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Police are investigating Massachusetts outlets of Home Depot Inc. after discovering caches of cocaine and marijuana stuffed into merchandise at three local branches of the retail chain.
    The investigation began after a shopper found 40 pounds (18.1 kilograms) of marijuana and three kilograms (6.6 pounds) of cocaine in a bathroom cabinet he had bought at Home Depot, said Lt. David Ricardi of the Southwick, Massachusetts, Police Department.
    The shopper, a contractor who is not a target of the investigation, bought the cabinet on Monday in Chicopee, Massachusetts, about 90 miles (144.8 km) west of Boston.
    The drugs have an estimated street value of more than $200,000 (187,400 pounds) Ricardi said.

    Working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, authorities have since found smaller drug caches at two Home Depot locations in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, about 23 miles (37 km) north of Boston, Ricardi said.
    In a statement, Atlanta-based Home Depot, which is the world's largest home improvement retailer, said it was "cooperating with authorities as they investigate this matter."
    Tony Pettigrew, a New England spokesman for the DEA, confirmed the agency was investigating but declined further comment.
    No arrests have been made, Ricardi said. The contractor was not identified.

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  1. IHrtHalucingens
    Damn SWIM wishes he had been the lucky recipient of that cabinet!!! htat would be the happiest day of his life.
  2. Peace Frog
    Honestly.. excluding us, how many people would actually go "Oh look, there's 40 lbs of Marijuana... let's go turn it into the police and feel good about ourselves"

    The majority would go

    "HOLY SHIT SON! DAT BE A HELLA LOT OF DOPE!" and sell it all by gram..

    DUH.. the world revolves around MONEY, remember righteous people?!
  3. Nagognog2
    I wonder what's in their toilets. Think Bongo should go shopping soon...
  4. raven3davis
    most everyone here would take the goods, but a non drug user would be scared of prossecution. You are not going to be able to sell 6.6 pounds of blow unless you are well connected to people who purchase large quantities.

    Whoever that dope belonged to is probably furious right now. No wonder why the contractors name was not identified.
  5. Alfa
    SWIM would buy some more cabinets.
  6. grandbaby
    The stasher is probably in physiotherapy right now, having thrown out his back trying to kick himself in the ass.
  7. podge
    swim would be happy finding a gram of nice bud not to mention 40 pounds of it.swim would probably sell most of the coke not wanting that much in his posession.he might keep a little though....
  8. StigmataLectron
    I wonder how many people have stayed high since the last time they bought cabinets because they weren't stupid enough to turn HD in?
  9. garbled
    This just in...

    "Home Depot is reporting record crowds browsing their stores in the New England area. 'People have been in and out all weeked,' said a deparment manager. 'The crazy thing is all the noise they are making, opening and shutting cabinet doors and shower stalls.'"
  10. podge
    haha.i wouldnt be at all surprised!!
  11. pokeymcsmot421
    hmm...it finally makes sense why home depot is the only place you can get digi's in swims town.
  12. Diphenhydramine
    I think you have to take a drug test in order to be hired by home depot, so that makes me wonder if there's like a system set up where dealers are "buying" employees to stash shit, or if random ass people are coming in to stash shit for other people to pick up. I know the last idea sounds far-fetched, especially considering that the amount of weed mentioned was 40 pounds, but still man.
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