A woman bought a box of legos from a consignment shop in South Carolina and unknowingly transported the drugs inside back to Georgia. The Lego box contained 3.2 pounds of meth instead of toy bricks.
The Georgia woman found a box of Legos in a consignment shop in Charleston, South Carolina, and she figured it would be a good gift for a child back home in Statesboro.
When the kid finally opened the box, he didn’t find any Legos, just a bag with 3.2 pounds of methamphetamine worth around $40,000.
In fact, Bulloch County Sheriff’s Investigator Jim Riggs told the Statesboro Herald that the woman didn’t know she was transporting drugs when she took the Lego box back home.
“She took it and gave it to a young child, who opened the box” and was likely very disappointed, Riggs said, adding that the intended recipients were probably even more upset.
The package may have been mailed to an incorrect address and landed in the hands of a U.S. Postal Service worker, who sold them to a consignment shop.
According to Lt. Riggs, Drug dealers often ship their products to empty or abandoned addresses, hoping to have someone pick them up, according to the Statesboro Herald.
But, the U.S. Postal Service often will not deliver to these sites since no one is there, and instead has mail carriers take the packages back to the post office for safekeeping.
Unclaimed packages will be sold at auction, and Riggs said DEA agents believe this might be how methamphetamine ended up in the toy section of a consignment shop.
So, the woman turned the drugs over to the sheriff’s office, which called in Drug Enforcement Administration agents to investigate how the package arrived at the consignment shop, according to WTOC TV.
The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office said that no charges filed in the case because the woman and the consignment shop were allegedly unaware of the drugs.