Hydroponic marijuana shipped By UPS seized By Prichard Police #Back_MainJune 19, 2019
Prichard Police department intercepted three pounds of hydroponic marijuana that was shipped by UPS Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (Prichard Police Department)
PRICHARD, Alabama — Police officers seized a package left on the doorstep of a home in Prichard, containing three pounds of high-grade marijuana.
Although unconventional, Prichard Police Chief Jerry Speziale said it is not the first time the department has seen these kinds of high jinks to get drugs into the city.
Tuesday’s delivery came from Arizona, boasting the address of a Staples office supply store.
“You look at where they’re coming from and that they are coming to Prichard,” Speziale said.
The package is usually sent from out of state.
It’s tracked until it reaches the home where it can be promptly swiped from the porch before anyone comes back.
“It’s a good concept but not when law enforcement gets involved,” Speziale said, “because we can get in front of them.”
The approximate wholesale value was about $15,000, but on the street, Speziale said the marijuana could be worth three or four times as much.
The hydroponically-grown marijuana is said to be a more potent drug, distinguishable by “certain types of buds” and its “very thick smell,” Speziale said.