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Man gets 285 pounds of marijuana inside his new gun safe

By Mason White 5:26 AM August 19, 2013
The marijuana found inside the safe 

By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A man was shocked when he opened his newly bought gun safe. He was surprised to find nearly 300 pounds of marijuana inside, according to police reports in Ohio.

Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart is investigating the unusual drug case after 285 pounds of marijuana was delivered to the wrong person.

Lenhart said his office was contacted by a local resident, who said he found the drugs in a new gun safe that was delivered to his home.

The Champion trophy gun safe was manufactured in Noglaes, Mexico, according to Lenhart, and transported to the Sportsman’s Den in Shelby, Ohio, by Con-Way Trucking.

The Sportsman’s Den shipped the safe to their customer in Shelby County.

Lenhart said investigators believe the marijuana was put inside the safe somewhere between Mexico and Shelby. The driver of the truck that brought the safe into U.S., is a U.S. citizen. Police said that the driver is currently missing, and investigators said they have no clue about how the drugs got into the safe or where it was headed.

The 285 pounds of marijuana has an estimated value of $420,000.
Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are helping with the case.