Drugs through UPS...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by demetriddp, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. demetriddp

    demetriddp abomination of nature

    I've been wondering if someone hypethetically sent drugs through UPS, what kind of risk is there to it being found?

    Do any law enforcement agencies do routine checks with drug sniffing dogs to scan the packages?
  2. covemaster

    covemaster "Here's to swimmin' with bow-legged women

    what do you think ?????
  3. demetriddp

    demetriddp abomination of nature

    I have no idea how they would find drugs in the packages. That's why I'm asking.
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I would imagine that quite a bit goes through. I also know that a bunch is caught.

  5. Loco170Brownie

    Loco170Brownie New Member

    This is just an odd post, why would you even want to know?

    I don't know about other buildings but we have the State Troopers here at least one time a week with drug sniffing dogs. You would be surprised how they can find a needle in a haystack so to speak.

    :greedy: Is it worth it? I think not
  6. demetriddp

    demetriddp abomination of nature

    ahhhhh so they do it. Thanks a lot for that information. That's exactly what I've been wondering about.

    some drugs of course don't give off any scents..... :smart:
  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    When the drug dog comes to our center, it is always to check specific cars. We also have a couple of routes where the po po have asked us to car them when specific addresses get packages

  8. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    annnd if you are shipping drugs, don't pack them into computer towers and ship. It's been done to death around here.

  9. demetriddp

    demetriddp abomination of nature

    how could the dog sniff it in a coffee bag? And I'm not talking about marijuana
  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Dogs are trained to pick out drugs that are packed in coffee. That's another very common shipping method.

  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    This is a true story and happened last month. Kid had some drugs shipped to him. We have 2 drivers who deliver to his town and he stopped the first one that he saw to ask if he had his pkg. Driver said no but thought something didn't seem right so called the other driver to alert him. Sure enough, kid finds other driver but unfortunately for the kid the cops had found the other driver first and set up a sting. The driver delivered the pkg, got an autograph, and then the cops did their thing.

    As far as the coffee grounds myth, we had the drug dogs come through and they alerted on a pkg. It was a bowling ball that had been drilled, stuffed w/pot, plugged, and then surrounded by coffee grounds. Same deal, cops set up a sting, driver delivered, got autograph, consignee arrested.

    Obviously we can't catch all of the drugs that go through our system but we catch enough to act as a deterrent.
  12. demetriddp

    demetriddp abomination of nature

    but marijuana is easier to find for the dogs cause it stinks the most I thought. The other drugs don't give off such a potent scent.
  13. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I have seen the county police bring dogs into my Hub and look for drugs. I think they were training them, they just do it sporadically.

    I remember one morning about twenty years ago, we were standing behind our package cars with Next Day Air coming down the belt. A big box of shrink wrapped pot came down the belt, it was so obvious we couldn't believe it. You could smell it, it was so strong. My OnCar Supe was a former Atlanta Policeman, they got the call on that one.

    I also made several strange deliveries while doing EAMs. A couple of times I pulled up to houses that were up for sale or they looked empty. Someone would be sitting in a car in the driveway waiting for it. I would just say good morning and DR it as "met man". I also had another where I pulled into a carwash at 6:45 AM and a van was sitting there. The label had that street address on it, but was addressed to a different type business. The guy gets out and came to me, I ask "Are you Mr. "Smith?"
    He signed for it and I drove off. These EAMs were in bad neighborhoods, I'm not going to get shot over box. I figure its none of my business whats in the box, I don't worry about it.
  14. demetriddp

    demetriddp abomination of nature

    You're right, it's not
  15. demetriddp

    demetriddp abomination of nature

    Wow, stupid stoners I guess
  16. sano

    sano New Member

    I guess the Brown Cafe is like any other community.
    Now we even have our own resident drug dealer.
    It actually isn't a surprise that we catch some drugs going thru the system. Some of them are pretty obvious. I guess people that do and sell drugs tend not to have a very good desision making prosess... who'd a thought?
  17. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Anybody that does any kind of drugs is stupid. Too bad some people have to have a chemical high to think they are happy. Their problems are still there when the drug wears off, they just have less money and more problems.
  18. demetriddp

    demetriddp abomination of nature

    good point, a lot of druggies out there are pretty stupid.
  19. demetriddp

    demetriddp abomination of nature

    And anti-depresants are any different? prozac, zoloft, lexapro, xanax, etc. But of course the government tells us those drugs are ok for us to have....

    It's a debatable issue, but I'm not going to get into it here.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    I hear you should avoid taking Vicodin and driving.

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