Ten pounds of marijuana sent to Seattle Kmart, police say
A cannabis sativa plant is seen in Montevideo on December 7, 2012. Lawmakers in Uruguay are studying a bill to legalize the cultivation of marijuana and allow limited personal consumption of it -- which if passed, will have authorities controlling its quality and the amount used. With the bill, which is supported by President Jose Mujica, the government wants to end drug-related violent crime which in recent years has emerged for the first time in this sleepy nation sandwiched between Argentina and Brazil. AFP PHOTO/Pablo PORCIUNCULA (Photo credit should read PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)
(CBS) SEATTLE - A Kmart department store in Seattle received a 10-pound bag of marijuana Monday afternoon from an unknown source, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.
Authorities received a call from the discount store reporting they had received a package containing garbage bags filled with the pot and foam peanuts. The package also contained Korean newspaper soaked with cleaning-fluid, the paper reports.
According to the Post-Intelligencer, police say the package was sent by UPS from Los Angeles to an address in Philadelphia, but instead it was delivered to the Seattle Kmart because someone listed it as the return address.
The paper reports police have retained the marijuana as evidence in the investigation and are continuing to look into where the package originated.