A woman from Rock Hill, SC, was expecting to be receiving a yoga mat that she ordered from Walmart in the mail was in for a rude awakening when a package came to her home. When the postal worker arrived, he handed her a heavy box. Before she knew what to expect, a bag of pills spilled from it. Inside the package, there were 20,000 Oxycodone pills in total.
The unnamed woman called the police immediately. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
York County drug agents said the drugs and the box they came in were shipped from Newport Beach, California.
Drug unit commander Marvin Brown said drugs are often shipped to empty homes where someone is sitting and waiting for the package to arrive.
“Vacant apartments, homes where people have gone to work for the day,” Brown said.
Brown said it is likely the package was supposed to be sent to the woman’s former address at a condo that’s now vacant. Someone was probably using that address as a drop point.
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 dealers weren’t as intelligent as they thought they were,” Brown said.
Brown said that the authorities will try to track where the pills were going and who they were supposed to go to. They say that they were likely counterfeit oxycodone pills, pressed from powder in Mexico.