November 21, 2013

Marijuana mistakenly shipped to man’s rental home

The Sheriff’s Office will be destroying 11 pounds of marijuana mistakenly shipped to a rental home in Louisiana owned by a Key Largo couple.

The Key Largo man called the Sheriff’s Office Wednesday after he and his wife opened two locked suitcases and found the illegal substance inside. He told Deputy Dave Campbell a box was shipped to a vacation rental home they own in Louisiana back in July. He said his cleaning lady told him about it and he instructed her to return it to UPS.

He said she returned it to UPS, but the package once again wound up on the doorstep of the rental property and the cleaning lady put it inside.

He said he and his wife recently took a trip to check on several rental properties including the one in Louisiana and found the box still there. He said they opened it and found two locked blue suitcases. Thinking the suitcases were probably lost luggage being shipped to someone, they decided to put them in the back of their truck and deal with them later, when they got home to Key Largo.

They traveled to several other homes they own before returning to Key Largo. Once they got home they decided to cut the locks off the luggage. Inside they found two sealed bags full of marijuana – a total of 11 pounds.

They called the Sheriff’s Office. The marijuana was taken and will be destroyed.


“This could have been really bad,” said Special Investigations Detective Sgt. Al Ramirez. “These people were traveling all over with this stuff in their truck. If they had been pulled over with it, they could have wound up in jail and their truck may have been seized.” 

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