320 pounds of marijuana seized at Clayton shipping company

Four boxes arrived at R&L Carriers Company at 2975 Ellenwood Road Wednesday night that employees thought were suspicious, Clayton sheriff's spokeswoman Sgt. Sonja Sanchez said.

The boxes arrived from a bogus origination address in Brownsville, Texas, destined for a fake address in Harington, Delaware, Sanchez said.

"For mail order companies, you can just pay postage to whatever location you're sending to," she said.

The company's security manager called sheriff's deputies who brought a drug-sniffing dog that was able to positively identify that marijuana was in the boxes.

A total of 320 pounds of marijuana was discovered, including one box containing 55 pounds, two boxes with 80 pounds each, and one box containing 105 pounds of marijuana, Sanchez said.

Sheriff's deputies are trying to determine who sent the boxes and who was going to receive them. No suspects have been identified.

"I'm sure wherever it was going to be delivered, the receiving person was going to be waiting there," Sanchez said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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