Pot shipped in peanut butter

Intercepted in Martin County

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. - A special delivery of more than two pounds of pot has Martin County authorities looking for who tampered with peanut butter jars.

"I've been on this job for like 21 years in narcotics and I have to say this is the first I've seen it in peanut butter," said Sgt. George Herrschaft with the Martin County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit.

Herrschaft said that the 33 pound package originated from the state of Oregon.

All eight jars each had one round ball of marijuana inside.

Investigators say whoever decided to send the package spent $164 to do so. Detectives say the shipper did what they could to hide the pot by wrapping it in plastic, covering it with peanut butter and repositioning the seals.

Investigators say it was a West Palm Beach postal worker who sensed something wasn't right.

"As their suspicion grows...they called for a K-9. Then K-9 did alert to it even though it was packaged in a seal of peanut butter," said Herrschaft.

The package was scheduled to be delivered to a home in Jensen Beach.

"When they tried to take the package to the address the recipient refused. He said he wasn't expecting any package from Oregon and signed the package back over to our detectives," said Herrschaft.

The street value of the drugs in this case totaled about $7,500.

No arrest have been made.


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