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Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by drewed, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Police: FedEx Delivers 200 Lbs of Pot to Wrong Address
    Last Edited: Saturday, 05 Jul 2008, 4:45 PM EDT Created: Saturday, 05 Jul 2008, 4:45 PM EDT
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- FedEx prides itself on reliability. But the shipping company can be thankful for a recent botched delivery.
    Someone in Florida used FedEx to ship 600 pounds of marijuana to Baltimore. But when part of the shipment was delivered to the wrong address, city police set up a sting operation that led to an arrest.
    Police tell The (Baltimore) Sun that they were tipped off on Tuesday when four boxes containing 200 pounds of marijuana were mistakenly delivered to a northeast Baltimore resident. The resident opened one of the boxes and discovered the shrink-wrapped weed.
    The next day, city officers and state troopers posed as FedEx employees and arrested the intended recipient, 30-year-old Richard Gwatidzo. A search of two addresses connected to him yielded eight more packages containing about 400 pounds of marijuana.
    Police say the drug sells on the street for about $1,200 a pound.
    (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    600 lbs @ $1,200/lb is $720,000.
  3. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

    Correct me if I am wrong but the story starts out saying 600 lbs,then later in the story it says 4 boxes at 200 lbs each.Doesn't that equal 800 lbs.Also isn't the maximum weight per box allowed 150 lbs.I think the reporter didn't check their facts.
  4. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

    You seem to know too much about the price of a lb of weed. (LOL)
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You are right on the first part but wrong on the second. The weight limit for a Fed Ex ground pkg is 200 lbs.
  6. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

    Thanks for the update.Am I also right on the 3rd part?
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I have to supplement my retirement somehow and Amway (Quixtar) just didn't appeal to me.
  8. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    The difference in the weights is because part of the shipment was delivered to the wrong house. I have seen several such shipments go through us over the years. On one of them, the pot was just shrink-wrapped and was going down the belt on the Preload. We could smell it, it was high grade Columbian weed. My OCS at the time was an ex-police officer, somebody gave it to him.
  9. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

    LOL.Why is it that people order the heaviest stuff thru Quixtar.I am always getting cases of drinks and cat litter/food.Doesn't anyony order tissues?
  10. leastbest

    leastbest LeastBest

    What troubles me in this story is that police posed as FedEx drivers. What if some drug dealer in the future thinks that a driver is a cop? Puts drivers in a bad situation.

  11. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

    I have been told that the cops pose as UPS,fedex,DHL and USPS including driving vehicles.
  12. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I our area, we deliver the goods while the Popo is on stakeout. They arrest the perps when they retrieve the package (in the case of DR) or after they sign for it and take possession.

    Taking possession is the most important part. It sounds like a case close to my delivery area is going to be tossed because we delivered a box of pot, but arrested the recipient before he actually took possession of the box. It was DRed on the porch. He said, "What, that's not mine."

  13. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yes it does, and the cops do it a lot. A few years ago management wanted me to deliver a known drug package and then have the cops swoop-in to make the arrest. I refused, and was told I HAD to do it. When I still refused, they had to relent and go with another plan. Do you think they care if it puts the driver in a bad position? We've had them pose as customer service agents at the front counter and also as drivers. I've even taped-up pkgs full of pot or cocaine just because I didn't want to have any issues with the recipient. I don't approve of drugs, but I also don't want to be Mr.Morality and put my ass in harms way. In the famous words of Nancy Reagan, "Just Say No!!" (to management).
  14. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Every so often the State Police come to our center. We allow them to let their dogs check out the trucks .
  15. old brown shoe

    old brown shoe 30 year driver

    Wonder if the fedx driver got a warning letter for the missdelivery.

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    This is how you can tell if the FDX,UPS,USPS or DHL driver is a cop..................they'll ask for directions!
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and stop for donuts on the way.