Fla. Couple's Amazon Order Came With 65 Lbs. of Pot: Report - NBC4 Washington
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Fla. Couple's Amazon Order Came With 65 Lbs. of Pot: Report

The Orlando Police Department is aware of the case of "a large amount of cannabis" in an Amazon shipment

    Winter Olympics PyeongChang 2018 Medal Count
    Country
    Total
    1
    Norway
    1111830
    2
    Germany
    117523
    3
    Canada
    95620
    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Mother of Five Scared Straight After Heart Attack in her 40s
    Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, File
    (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    When a Florida couple’s Amazon order arrived at their home, they were not prepared for what was inside.

    The couple, who asked to remain unnamed for safety concerns, ordered several large storage containers from the online retail store, according to a news report. But when their package arrived, it was filled with 65-pounds of marijuana.

    “They were extremely heavy, heavier than you would think from ordering four empty bins,” the woman told WFTV.

    The drugs were stuffed in boxes placed inside the storage containers. When the couple opened the packages, they were hit with the strong odor of pot and immediately called police.

    Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir’s Valentine’s Day Advice

    [NATL] Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir’s Valentine’s Day Advice

    NBC Sports figure skating commentators Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir have some sage advice about Valentine’s Day gifts.

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018)

    Authorities seized the drugs and launched an investigation, according to the report.

    The Orlando Police Department is aware of the case of "a large amount of cannabis" in an Amazon shipment and will cooperate with the department where the shipment originated from, a police spokeswoman confirmed in an email. She said that agency will investigate, not Orlando police.

    An Amazon representative said, "Our customer service team worked directly with the customer to address concerns and will work with law enforcement to investigate the case, as needed."

    The couple said that after several email exchanges with Amazon that lasted about a month, they just wanted an apology. In return for their hassle, the retail giant issued the couple a $150 gift card. 

    Amazon did not comment on whether it had given the couple the gift card.