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Ohio Man Orders Empty Gun Safe, Finds 300 Pounds of Pot Inside
WLS Chicago ^ | Aug 17, 2013

Posted on 08/17/2013 7:51:42 AM PDT by KeyLargo

Ohio Man Orders Empty Gun Safe, Finds 300 Pounds of Pot Inside 8:35AM Saturday August 17, 2013

e 8:35AM Saturday August 17, 2013 )

(SHELBY COUNTY, Ohio) --An Ohio man expected the gun safe he ordered online to be empty, police said.

But instead, he found $425,000-worth of tightly wrapped marijuana bricks inside.

“I’ve been in law enforcement for 47 years and I’ve never seen anything like this,” Shelby County, Ohio, Sheriff John L. Lenhart said. ”It’s quite effective if you think about it: wrapped airtight to withstand high temperatures. Drug-sniffing dogs probably couldn’t smell it.”

It turned out the gun safes were manufactured by Champion Safe Co. in Nogales, Mexico, packaged by local inmates and shipped north, police said.

“Someplace between Mexico and the warehouse in Northern Ohio, the drugs got mixed up and put in the wrong safe and got delivered to the wrong person,” Lenhart said.

Police hope to question a driver for Conway Inc., the truck company they said Champion hired to move the 25 to 30 gun safes to a warehouse in Ohio for local distribution. But they have not been able to find the driver, officials said.

“Not only are we looking for him,” Lenhart said, “but the bad guys are, too.”

That could be a problem for whoever screwed up the shipment, police said, but not for the anonymous northern Ohio man who, in early June, found 10 bales of pot tightly bound inside the safe he had ordered for $1,700. Police believe the man who got the 1,000-pound, 6-foot-tall safe had nothing to do with the drug shipment and was only expecting to find an empty space where he could store 24 long rifles and a dozen shotguns.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: aliens; banglist; corruption; drugs; gun; guns; marijuana; safes

"We gotta get a new shipper Cheech"

1 posted on 08/17/2013 7:51:42 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

I never thought of ordering a gun safe full of guns?


2 posted on 08/17/2013 7:55:33 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: KeyLargo

I guess you could say I did my bit back in the 70s to help law enforcement, I burned every bit of pot I could get my hands on.


3 posted on 08/17/2013 7:57:48 AM PDT by Stevenc131
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To: KeyLargo

Somebody got the wrong safe. Well, 2 somebodies got the wrong safe.


4 posted on 08/17/2013 7:58:00 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: KeyLargo
"police hope to question a driver for Conway Inc., the truck company they said Champion hired to move the 25 to 30 gun safes to a warehouse in Ohio for local distribution.

hmm, a drug cartel has a distribution warehouse in my area apparently. great.

5 posted on 08/17/2013 7:59:24 AM PDT by RC one
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To: ryan71

Another illegal shipment makes it past the crack inspectors at the border.


6 posted on 08/17/2013 7:59:42 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: KeyLargo
“Someplace between Mexico and the warehouse in Northern Ohio, the drugs got mixed up and put in the wrong safe and got delivered to the wrong person,”

Workplace accidents can be fatal. Somewhere in Mexico, a warehouseman and his entire family just stopped breathing.
7 posted on 08/17/2013 8:00:27 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Stevenc131

After college, I worked in a pulp plant on the central gulf coast. The local law enforcement used to burn the square groupers they’d gotten in our “liquor furnaces.” Big multistory block-sized furnaces that burned the brown liquor added chemicals to eventually reclaim white liquor that we used cook pulp in.

These furnaces were up to 10 stories tall and huge. Made a massive noise. Every time the LEOs were there I could see all kinds of employees at various places on the nearly mile long series of conveyor belts that fed the damned thing. I often wonder exactly how many of the ‘groupers’ made it to the furnace.


8 posted on 08/17/2013 8:02:13 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: RC one

“police hope to question a driver for Conway Inc., the truck company they said Champion hired to move the 25 to 30 gun safes to a warehouse in Ohio for local distribution.”

Hum, were the safes put on board the truck unlocked. Someone had to load the safe up somewhere, perhaps it was at the company shipping point. Who owns that company????

I need to go back an look inside by gun safe behind the door panels, who knows what I might find, but wait, my safe was made in the US, so why bother I guess.


9 posted on 08/17/2013 8:03:07 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: KeyLargo

An excuse now to check everyones gun Safes


10 posted on 08/17/2013 8:03:27 AM PDT by jcon40
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To: PowderMonkey

“The shipping method has drawn the interest of the DEA because evidence suggests that this may not be the first time sealed gun safes have been used as smuggling portals, police said.

“You just spent $1,700 to get marijuana delivered wherever you want,” said Shelby County Chief Deputy Jim Frye. “That’s pretty cheap.”

Safes Made in the USA Directory

http://www.americansworking.com/safes.html


11 posted on 08/17/2013 8:07:16 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
Ohio Man Orders Empty Gun Safe, Finds 300 Pounds of Pot

Down here in Louisiana, we call that Lagniappe.

la·gniappe (lnyp, ln-yp) n. Chiefly Southern Louisiana & Mississippi 1. A small gift presented by a storeowner to a customer with the customer's purchase. 2. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit.

12 posted on 08/17/2013 8:13:18 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: KeyLargo

Hope he gets a refund on the extra 300 lbs. in shipping charges...


13 posted on 08/17/2013 8:18:02 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: KeyLargo

Sounds like someone was sampling the product immediately prior to shipping.


14 posted on 08/17/2013 8:23:51 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: KeyLargo

Somewhere in the drug smuggling trade, someone died a particularly painful death.


15 posted on 08/17/2013 8:24:22 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Stevenc131
Thank you for your selfless contribution to society-).
16 posted on 08/17/2013 8:29:00 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I'm so conservative I won't even wear progressive bifocals.)
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To: ryan71

He just didn’t realize he ordered the marijuana dispensary package.


17 posted on 08/17/2013 8:34:02 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: KeyLargo
“Someplace between Mexico and the warehouse in Northern Ohio, the drugs got mixed up and put in the wrong safe and got delivered to the wrong person,” Lenhart said.

Eric "the Red" Holder and his top DEA officials cry real tears.

18 posted on 08/17/2013 8:34:23 AM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: KeyLargo
I would've quietly disposed of the stuff and NEVER told anyone.

I ain't telling the gub'ment I was buying a gun safe and I certainly would never want it in their records that 300lbs of weed had been shipped to my house.

Of course I have no need of a gun safe being I have no guns.

So... ya know...

19 posted on 08/17/2013 8:39:11 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: ryan71
Can you imagine the look on their faces? LOL
20 posted on 08/17/2013 8:41:44 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

No thanks. If the dealers tracked it to your house your entire family would be at risk.


21 posted on 08/17/2013 8:59:57 AM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: KeyLargo

A glaring example of one reason behind the big push to allow Mexican trucks to drive into the US and deliver directly to US distribution facilities.


22 posted on 08/17/2013 9:02:50 AM PDT by Iron Munro (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: jcon40
? You really thought they needed, or need, an excuse? All they have to do is decide whether or not you said something online that was unflattering to LEOs, the force, wiener-holder or the anointed won, etc. and your name will anonymously be leaked and added to the terrorista and/or no-fly list.

What an excuse to don those Jackbooted ninja outfits and masks so as to safely SS-Stormtrooper-ize your home and kill some pet dogs. Or possibly a hissy cat.

23 posted on 08/17/2013 9:07:58 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: G Larry
Hope he gets a refund on the extra 300 lbs. in shipping charges...

I coulda swore I put 600 pounds of pot in that safe!

/weed smuggler

24 posted on 08/17/2013 9:14:08 AM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: KeyLargo; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...

Ohio Ping


25 posted on 08/17/2013 9:33:15 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: G Larry

I hope he gets his gun safe back. How many years will it sit in the evidence room collecting dust before a cop decides it’d look nice in his man cave?


26 posted on 08/17/2013 9:38:04 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: bgill

Oh, he’ll get it back if he satisfactorily answers the question of exactly why he needs 24 long guns and a dozen shotguns! /sarcasm;)


27 posted on 08/17/2013 9:45:38 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Utilizer

My Ninja Cats, bionic guard dogs and armored turtles are ready


28 posted on 08/17/2013 5:20:27 PM PDT by jcon40
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To: jcon40

In all seriousness, you do know that when the original “assassins” existed back in time in the middle east, tortoises were commonly carried as one of their tools to stealthily enter homes, yes?


29 posted on 08/17/2013 7:59:36 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer

You’re kidding ? - I’ve read massive amounts of history but never came upon that one. Gonna have to do some research, sounds interesting....

Crap, The Feds are probably watching me know


30 posted on 08/17/2013 8:06:41 PM PDT by jcon40
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To: jcon40
Yar. Dead serious. That, a candle, and a bag of sand were stock-in-trade.

And even back then, although they did not know it as such, they followed closely the famed Gibbs' Rule #9.

31 posted on 08/17/2013 8:19:07 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer

Youre torturing me. You’ve got to refer some more specific reading material to me. Read many books on the Ottomans, Turks, Muslim Spain, North African history, loads of WW1 but have not run across “G Rule 9, sneaky turtles, or candles in bags of sand. “

Sounds like you’ve got some interesting sources? Or you could just explain the above and forgo me heading blindly in doing web searches using words like “covert turtles” or Candles and bags of sand”

I will search for “G Rule 9” but you could sure spare a curious old man some time by pointing me in the right direction.

J


32 posted on 08/17/2013 10:00:09 PM PDT by jcon40
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To: Utilizer

Ah, I found and do follow G Rule 9 ! However I use my blade mostly for cleaning my nails these days. Nice set of rules for future reference though

I do have access to a turtle, sand and candles. Ready for my covert mission but need a hint how to utilize these formadible tools.


33 posted on 08/17/2013 10:24:07 PM PDT by jcon40
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To: jcon40
You need the tortoise to carry the candle. One would light the candle then put a couple of drops of the candle drippings on the tortoise to hold it in place, then point it towards the direction you wanted it to go, generally down a hallway.

The tortoise would make its way through the domicile and if no one came out to investigate then one could proceed further and begin exploring the area(s). Light coatings of sand were tossed out to either side as one progressed so as to provide a simple audible warning if someone began walking on the floor towards the investigating party. Some would use twigs or other lightweight items, but I consider twigs and leaves to be too much noisier setting out to warrent their useage.

One could then search then use the tortoise-candle on the way out to avoid stepping on the sand (you DID leave a safe path out, right?) and leave with no one the wiser

34 posted on 08/17/2013 10:42:47 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer

Nice! Very interesting. Almost sounds like a scene in a good story.

Thanks for your time.


35 posted on 08/17/2013 11:37:19 PM PDT by jcon40
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To: Mad Dawgg

“I would’ve quietly disposed of the stuff and NEVER told anyone.

I ain’t telling the gub’ment I was buying a gun safe and I certainly would never want it in their records that 300lbs of weed had been shipped to my house.”

And in that situation what if the DEA happened to be tracking the shipment that ended up at your house? You might still be behind bars fighting your arrest.


36 posted on 08/18/2013 7:25:20 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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