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Mistaken Delivery: Box Of Marijuana Sent To NYC Dentist

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- In a shocking case of mistaken delivery, a local dentist received a UPS box filled with marijuana.

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Dentist Richard Lyons' office was going through a typically busy, but overall quiet, day on Friday until a strange package showed up at his Chinatown doorstep, reports CBS 2's Kristin Thorne.

It said it was from a Gwendaline Lyons in Katy, Texas.

"I have no family in Katy, Texas," Dr. Lyons said.

Lyons decided to open up the box anyway.

"Then I see it – just a little piece of green – and I knew what it was; I immediately called the police," he said. "It was stinking up the entire office. It was reeking so bad that the police officers had to use masks."

Police were trying to figure out why Dr. Lyons was the target of such a delivery. Dr. Lyons thinks a drug dealer was supposed to intercept the box.

"That's not normal that it was delivered here," Dr. Lyons said. "Forget that it's not normal it was delivered here – it's not normal that it can go through UPS."

CBS 2 attempted to search for Gwendaline Lyons on the Internet. While there were hundreds of results for the surname Lyons in Katy, Texas, there were no results when the name Gwendaline was added.

"I would like to get to the bottom of this to know just what the hell is going on," Dr. Lyons said.

A spokeswoman for the NYPD said investigators were taking all necessary steps to find out where the package originated.

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