It’s not unusual to receive packages on your doorstep during the holiday shopping season.
When that package contains 7 pounds of marijuana, well, that’s a little odd — and disconcerting.
That’s what happened to an Arlington family on Wednesday.
“They found a package on the door, no return address or anything,” said Arlington Police Department spokesman Christopher Cook. When the new homeowners opened the package, “they found a green leafy substance.”
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Cook says the family had recently moved into the home and were not expecting any packages that day.
“The family was a little shook up and surprised,” Cook said. “They don’t want anybody obviously coming looking for a package now.”
When the family found the marijuana, they alerted police.
Cook said the house had been vacant for a while before the family moved in.
“We thought it might be someone in the area who was shipping packages to the house,” Cook said.
Arlington police seized the package and turned over the investigation to the U.S. Postal Service.
“This is not the first time this has ever happened,” Cook said. “We know there are illicit activities that occur in the U.S. mail.”