Ohio man finds 285 pounds of pot delivered in new gun safe
Published August 18, 2013
Call it the mystery of the pot-stuffed gun safe.
Nearly two months after an Ohio man opened his Mexican-made, mail-order gun safe to discover about 300 pounds of pot crammed inside, investigators are still stumped over the drugs’ origins, as well as the fate of the still-missing U.S. citizen who trucked the product across the border.
WDTN 2 in Ohio reports a Shelby County resident phoned police June 19 to say he’d discovered what turned out to be 285 pounds of shrink-wrapped cannabis — 10 bales of it — enclosed within a $1,700 mail-order gun safe he’d bought online.
The unnamed resident had reportedly hoped to house his collection of firearms, including 24 long rifles and 12 shotguns within the 1,000-pound, 6-foot-tall safe. Authorities believe he is not involved in the smuggling plot.