This past Christmas, one Green Bay woman received a gift that she will never forget, a vacuum cleaner packed with two pounds of crystal methamphetamine and 2.2 pounds of cocaine.
The refurbished vacuum was a gift from her children, and it wasn’t until the woman opened it that they realized it was packed full of drugs, reports the Green Bay Press Gazette.
According to a detective from the Brown County Drug Task Force, “It's likely that a smuggler inserted the drugs into the vacuum cleaner box before the unit was shipped from the Juarez, Mexico, area, where it had been reconditioned.”
Investigators feel the woman whom received the gift had nothing to do with the drug shipment and do not plan on charging her.
The names of the woman and the store where the vacuum was purchased have yet to be released since the investigation is ongoing
The estimated value of the drugs seized is $280,000, according to police.
January 15th, 2011
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