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Bail Bonds, a Bag of Marijuana and the Good Old US Postal Service

Thursday, April 25, 2013

postal returnHave you ever had someone else’s mail delivered to your house?  What do you do?  Do you just toss it in the trash or do you mark the envelope as “Not at this address” and put back in your mailbox? If you believe in karma, you are probably like us and do the latter.  What if the tables were turned?  Have you ever thought about your own mail and what happens when it gets delivered to the wrong address?  We can all only hope that everyone does the responsible thing and returns the mail to the postman. 

Earlier this week, a woman in Boaz, Alabama wasn’t so lucky.  She had a special package that she was expecting that never came.  Unfortunately for her, the letter was sent to the wrong address. Even worse for the woman, the wrong address was that of the city jail.  You are probably saying to yourself, why is that such a big deal?  Well, the big deal isn’t that the letter was delivered to the jail, but rather the big deal had to do with what was actually in the letter…which was a bag a marijuana.   Talk about unlucky.  To top it off, the city jail inspects each and every letter that it gets.  So instead of just writing “not at this address” and sending it back, the jail opened the letter and confiscated its contents.  The woman was eventually tracked down (not too hard because her name and address were on the envelope) and arrested.  She was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia (which was discovered during the search of her home).  We aren’t sure if a bail bond was set or if the person who sent the letter has been identified.  What we do know however is that the person sending the letter might want to use FedEx or UPS next time instead of the US Postal service.  Read the original story below.

Original article: Boaz woman charged after envelope addressed to her containing marijuana was mistakenly sent to city jail

Written by: Eric Granof