Hundreds of vials of liquid cannabis were mistakenly delivered to an address in Indiana—and police are waiting for the owner to claim it.
A man from Columbus, Indiana opened an unexpected delivery and found over 350 vials of liquid THC. The delivery, according to the police, is valued at approximately $14,000.
Columbus Police Department are holding the delivery at the station and stated that the owner of the vials are welcome to stop by and claim it.
Asking for a friend…. I hear CPD is looking for the owner of 358 packages of THC Vape Juice with a street value of $14,000 mailed to the wrong house in Columbus yesterday. Stop by and see us during regular business hours to claim. Don’t forget your ID #dontsmokeandmail #oopsie pic.twitter.com/gHInRQ1dWl
— Columbus IN Police (@Columbus_Police) May 22, 2018
Mistaken deliveries of cannabis are not common, but not unheard of. A similar delivery happened last year when five-and-a-half pounds of cannabis was delivered to the wrong home address. In 2013, a Plymouth, Massachusetts woman sued FedEx after a large delivery was mistakenly sent to her home and men later came demanding the package be handed over. The incident lead to several arrests and, as she stated, the emotional distress of her children.
In Indiana though, cannabis regulation is much more restrictive than in other parts of the country. A 2015 attempt at legalizing cannabis for severe medical conditions failed, but CBD was eventually approved for epilepsy in 2017.
In March, the new law legalizing CBD oil sales was signed by Gov. Bill Holcomb. It confirms that low-THC cannabis oil (containing less than 0.3 percent) is legal in the state and helps protects businesses from being raided due to confusion by authorities. “Indiana lawmakers delivered a bill that ensures Hoosiers who benefit from CBD oil can access it,” Holcomb said.
In March, a grocery store was raided for “possession of marijuana” even though their stock was not psychoactive. As a result of the recent legislation reaffirming the legal status in the state, fines cited last summer will be dropped and raided stock will be returned.