On Monday, a resident of Gaylord, Minnesota received an unexpected package.
The anonymous resident opened up their mailbox earlier this week to find a package they didn’t order. Upon opening the strange mail, they discovered that it was a sealed back of marijuana, weighing approximately half a pound. Whoops.
The resident contacted the Gaylord Police Department immediately (why???), and they posted the following Facebook post with regards to the intended ownership of the package:
We can’t help but feel like someone out there is definitely missing this weed. And, this isn’t the first time someone has mailed a considerable amount of marijuana to the wrong person. Earlier this year, a resident of Hazlet, New Jersey mistakenly received fifty pounds of marijuana, which was delivered right to their front door.
The Gaylord Police Department would like you to know that, thus far, no one has called in claiming ownership of the weed.
First of all, shipping marijuana via the postal service is, like, really illegal. According to The Leaf Online, “If a package crosses state lines the crime instantly becomes federal and remember, in the eyes of the federal law, marijuana is still considered to be a Schedule I drug with no medicinal value or use and a high propensity for abuse.Trafficking a Schedule I drug can result in prison time of no more than five years for the first offense under 50 grams, and continues to climb dramatically as the weight increases. It is important to remember that even if you did not mail the package and are only the recipient, your knowledge and participation in the planning of the shipping makes you just as guilty as the person who mailed the package.”
There’s definitely got to be a better solution to this. Second, nice try Gaylord Police Department, but you can stop antagonizing all of the weed smokers in your city. No one’s going to call in about this.