ROCK HILL, S.C. — A Rock Hill woman was in for quite the surprise Monday when she opened up a package and found marijuana instead of hair care products.
Commander Marvin Brown with the York County Drug Enforcement Unit says drug trafficking has become more complex while utilizing an age-old system, daily delivery services, such as UPS and the U.S. Postal Service.
“Normally they pick an apartment or a house that’s either vacant or normally would be at work. But as it stands with what happened Monday and what’s happened some other days, people take that particular day off, and the package was delivered,” said Brown.
According to the police report, the woman received a UPS package at her home on Sapaugh Avenue, expecting hair care products. When she opened the box, she found two plastic-wrapped packages of marijuana.
“There’s always a fictitious name. They normally come from California or Arizona,” Brown told WCNC.
York County authorities seized more than 10 packages of marijuana from mail in July alone. Brown says so far there have been no serious threats to people in these cases, but residents should always be on the lookout.
“I would recommend if you get a package to your house and it’s not addressed to you, call law enforcement,” said Brown. “It could be any number of things, but recently, more often than not, it’s been drugs.”