SIDNEY, Ohio - An Ohio man ordered a gun safe on the Internet and ended up with more than 200 pounds of drugs.
The safe was delivered on June 19 to the home of a Shelby County man. It was loaded with 10 bales of marijuana probably direct from Mexico, where the safe was manufactured.
"We had a Shelby citizen who called and said that ‘I had ordered a gun safe and when it was delivered, I opened it up and there were things in there that I did not order,'" said Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart.
The marijuana has a street value of more than $420,000.
"The unusual thing about it is that you need to know, it was made, as I mentioned in Mexico. It was made in Mexico and it was transported into the state. The driver, we worked with the DEA, the driver who initially brought it into the state, he's missing. We're looking for him and my guess is the bad guys are looking for him too," Lenhart said.
While deputies waited nearly two month to release information about the pot, the case is not closed. Federal, state and county officials are still attempting to backtrack the load.