In a tweet, written from the weed’s point of view, the pot asks the original owner to please hurry and rescue it from lock up. The marijuana also reminds anyone looking to claim it not to forget their ID before ending with a cheerful, “Thanks a bunch.”
On Facebook, department officials tell the story of the summer surprise, explaining that another Columbus resident received the package with his address on it.
“The strange thing is, it wasn’t his birthday and he wasn’t expecting any orders,” says the CPD Facebook post. “He thought aloud to himself, even though the holiday season doesn’t begin for another six months, I have been a good boy, maybe Santa decided to send me a gift a little early.”
Police said when the man opened the “gift,” he was disappointed to see 10 pounds of weed valued at $30,000 staring back at him.
“Just like the time he got socks and underwear for his birthday from his Aunt Edna instead of that video game he was wanting for months,” police said.
Police said in the spirit of giving, the man contacted authorities immediately.
“We photographed and accepted the man’s ‘gift’ and secured it our property room where it patiently waits for it’s (sic) real owner to claim it,” police said. “In fact, it’s right next to the 350 packs of THC juice we confiscated last month after it too was sent to the wrong address. Disappointingly, nobody has come to claim it yet.”
Police added that whoever is sending these packages must be high on their own supply.
“We don’t want to keep something that isn’t ours so if we have your ten pounds of pot and you want to claim it, just swing by and and visit us at CPD,” police said. “You can speak to the friendly front desk officer who is here until 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. He won’t be hard to spot, as he was won’t stop singing his new rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas: 10 pounds of pot, 9 roach clips, 8 air fresheners, 7 rolling papers, 6 minutes napping, 5 GLASS BONGS.”
By: Justin L. Mack, Indy Star