Huge marijuana shipment mistakenly sent to auto shop
Police in Charlotte, N.C., say that 500 pounds of marijuana are off the street thanks to a delivery mix up and a honest businessman.
Miguel Garcia, 35, is a car lover and the owner of Boom Boom Car and Audio, was confused when he received a big package from California at his business.
“The description said chrome accessories and dash kits and that’s basically what we sell. So my first thought was maybe a vendor had sent it to me to resell it,” he told WCNC.
Instead, Garcia found 500 pounds of marijuana, with a listed value of over $250,000.
His sister immediately called police.
“We never had that thought in our head to keep it. It’s one of those things, you have to have do the right thing,” Garcia said.
The quantity was so much that it took officers about an hour to stack up the pot and haul it away.
Police think the shipper never intended that the package be delivered because the instructions left a phone number.