UPS delivers, but not always to the right address, a Denton man discovered Monday when he found a lot of green inside a package dropped on his porch by the men in brown.
The man brought the package to Denton police about 11 p.m., said police spokesman Officer Ryan Grelle. It contained a 30-pound brick of compressed marijuana with a street value of $10,500.
UPS mistakenly delivered it to the Denton house about 8 p.m., Grelle said. The resident was not at home at the time and opened it when he returned. He did not find the merchandise he was looking for.
“He was expecting tools that he had ordered from Sears,” Grelle said. “He opened it up and thought, ‘Oh my.’ He loaded it up and brought it to the police department."
The package was 9 1/2 inches by 9 inches. The pasteboard box contained a wooden crate. The crate contained something hard wrapped in green plastic. He slit the plastic and realized that he was looking at a large amount of an illegal substance.
Grelle said the package, which apparently came from Pharr and was handled by a UPS branch in McAllen on Jan. 6, wasn’t addressed to the Denton man whose porch it landed on. It carried an address in Dallas. But there was no such address in Dallas, so someone at the package delivery service decided it must be meant for a similar address in Denton, the officer said.
The case is still under investigation.
By Donna Fielder
Wednesday, January 14, 2009