Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Publisher Says Pot Was an Unsolicited Submission

Two shipments of marijuana that might have had a street value of $70,000 was intercepted en route to a fictitious worker at St. Martin’s Press in New York earlier this month. Postal workers were alerted by a “suspicious odor” coming from the Express Mail parcels, The Smoking Gun said when they broke the story earlier today:
The packages, containing a total of more than 11 pounds of pot, were bound for St. Martin’s Press, which is headquartered in the landmark Flatiron Building on lower Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

The pot parcels, mailed from San Diego, never made it out of California, however. A post office employee contacted postal inspectors after alerting to the distinctive scent of the two packages. According to mailing labels, the boxes were purportedly sent by “ABT Books,” a San Diego firm that listed a return address that investigators determined to be fictitious.
With the Feds on the job, the two shipments of pot never even made it anywhere near the slush pile.

The Smoking Gun has the whole story here.


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