Furniture store owner Jeff Olson in Olympia, Washington, thought the boxed item that arrived at his store seemed unusual. When he opened it, he found it packed full of marijuana.
“I meant it’s just, jaw dropped. I mean I opened up the ottoman and I saw it and just slammed the lid shut,” Olson said.
Olson said when he first received the ottoman in a delivery box from FedEx, he noticed he’d never heard of the brand name and never seen the model number before. It had been shipped to his store from a FedEx office nearby.
On Thursday morning Olson decided to open the box up and have a look inside. He found a red padded footstool that opened up into a small storage unit. That’s where the weed was hidden.
“There were 25 vacuum-sealed bags just stuffed in the thing. And we just slammed the lid shut and were kind of like…,” Olson hung his mouth open, feigning a look of surprise as he laughed about the incident.
He called Olympia police, who confiscated the pot.
They later tweeted pictures of the weed all packed in airtight plastic bags showing one with the word “True” written on it with a marker pen. Where it came from isn't clear.
Olson said because his furniture store is closing and holding a big liquidation sale, someone may have figured out a scheme to try and use them as a way of delivering the marijuana to someone else.
“Somebody’s going to be very, very upset I’m sure,” Olson said.
Olympia police have handed the case over to the Thurston County joint narcotics task force to try and backtrack where the item came from and who sent it.
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