Dryer sheets fail to mask pot smell; postal workers find drugs

News-DemocratMarch 25, 2014 

AP GRAPHIC

U.S. Postal Service inspectors say alert mail sorters intercepted a very special delivery addressed to recipients in the metro-east.

Eight packages filled with marijuana were discovered at a mail sorting facility in Hazelwood, Mo. when workers there noticed the boxes smelled like pot.

The packages, which were addressed to residences in Godfrey and Bethalto, also contained dryer sheets that were apparently intended to mask the smell of the drugs. The boxes were marked with a fictitious return address in California.

Postal workers and the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois are investigating the case.

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