Dentist Mistakenly Gets Mailed Marijuana

Saturday, Apr 2, 2011  |  Updated 10:22 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Dentist Mistakenly Gets Mailed Marijuana

Getty Images

The package of marijuana showed up via UPS.

advertisement

An orthodontist in New York City opened a mysterious package that had been delivered to his dental clinic, and was stunned to find that it contained 31-pound bale of marijuana.

Dr. Richard Lyons told the New York Post and Daily News he has no idea who sent the drugs, or why.  It is estimated that the marijuana has a street value of about $50,0000.

The package was delivered by UPS at around 3 p.m. Friday. It was postmarked from Katy, Texas, a suburb of Houston. The package appeared to be addressed from a person with the same last name as Lyons, although he says they aren't related.

Lyons says he called police as soon as he realized what he had in his hands. Then, he posed with the bale for newspaper photographers.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out