Woman: FedEx Gave Drug Dealer My Address
Says he came looking for marijuana delivery
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 1, 2013 1:10 PM CST
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(Newser) – A Massachusetts woman is suing FedEx, saying the company erroneously sent her a package containing seven pounds of marijuana ... and then gave her address to the intended recipients, who later showed up at her door. Maryangela Tobin of Plymouth says in the suit filed Feb. 12 that the company violated state privacy laws by disclosing her address and put her and her children in danger.

She says as soon as she opened the package, which she thought was a birthday present for her daughter, she called police. Soon after, a stranger knocked and repeatedly asked if she had his package. She slammed and bolted her door. Police made an arrest, but Tobin says she's scared of retribution.

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lvan
Mar 2, 2013 8:11 AM CST
With all the drug trafficking UPS is gonna get filthy rich and force FedEx out of business.
Ghille
Mar 1, 2013 7:27 PM CST
This is actually a reported method of getting drugs "muled in" by the delivery services. It was know about several years ago! The drug dealers purposely send the packages to places they have had checked out for access and usually are waiting within eye sight of the delivery house so that once the driver leaves the parcel...they drive over and pick it up immediately! Apparently, they did not check close enough on this house as the person was at home! They usually find the homes where everyone is out at work or school!
pg13
Mar 1, 2013 6:55 PM CST
Bull. The sender revealed the address, not FedEx.