Carolina woman receives huge drug shipment by mail

Woman expecting yoga mat, gets $400000 in illegal drugs in mail instead

According to local police, the Rock Hill resident was waiting for her package on September 30 when her mailman handed her a box around 2 p.m. local time.

The woman met her mail carrier, expecting a new yoga mat she ordered.

A SC woman who ordered a yoga mat online instead received around $400,000 worth of illegal drugs.

Investigators said they're grateful she had the sense to call them and report it.

Police say more than 20,000 oxycodone pills were inside the package, valued at over $400,000.




Marvin Brown, commander of the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit, told the Rock Hill Herald that criminals will often ship drugs to empty homes or addresses where they know the occupants will be away during the delivery.

Apparently, the box was supposed to be sent to the woman's old apartment, which is now vacant.

However, the street was misspelled on the package, the post office caught the mistake, and forwarded the package to the woman's current address. The woman, who chose to remain anonymous, discovered two bags full of narcotics in the package and immediately called the Rock Hill Police Department.

Neighbor Nicole Riddle was stunned to hear that more than 20,000 oxycodone pills were delivered just doors away from her by mistake.

The pills have been taken into evidence by authorities, who will try to trace the package to find out who sent it, who was meant to receive it, and where the drugs would have ended up.

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