GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Green Bay woman found more than just dirt with her refurbished vacuum cleaner she received for Christmas. She found a load of drugs.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports the woman found two pounds of crystal methamphetamine and 2.2 pounds of cocaine shrink wrapped inside the box, after receiving the vacuum from her children. Sheriff’s officials estimate the drugs’ street value at about $280,000.

Lt. David Poteat says a smuggler likely inserted the drugs in the box before it was shipped from the Juarez, Mexico, area, where it had been reconditioned.

Poteat says no one noticed anything, including the department store where it was purchased, until the woman opened the package.

Authorities don’t plan to charge the woman. Sheriff’s officials say the store is cooperating with the investigation.

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Comments (24)
  1. Derwith says:

    They’re NOT going to charge her???? What the heck is going on? Somebody has common sense?

  2. Pennie says:

    Why would they charge her? She found the drugs in a vacuum and immediately reported it.

  3. Bill says:

    Sounds like an inside job to me, the employee @ the dept. store that was supposed to receive the package got cold feet or was sick that day…smells kinda fishy to me. Where’s James Bond when you need him ?

    1. thumbody says:

      Bill, Mr. Bond is still busy providing his services to the United States searching for Osama Bin Laden.

  4. Me says:

    Quick, produce yours. That’s what I thought. You are aware that Hawaii is a state right?

    1. johnnycmoun says:

      Me, Hawaii is a state goofball but I could go to my safe right now and produce mine in 3 minutes. Why cant the idiot in charge of the U.S! Your an idiot

      1. cjane1953 says:

        Yep. It’s in your safe. Right next to your grade school spelling certificate.

  5. Theresa says:

    And your comments grow and grow have nothing to do with the story. Nice.

  6. John Q says:

    I miss Barney !

  7. King Carpet says:

    I have a Hoover

  8. Sammy Z says:

    I have a Dirt Devil

  9. D'with says:

    My point was “Why would the reporter even need to mention that she isn’t going to be charged?” Sad thing is, sometimes in situations like this, because of the presence of an incompetent Prosecutor, she might have been charged. Goes beyond common logic since she reported the find…..but some idiots will try anything Once.

  10. Arty says:

    I have a Hoover too! the J. Edgar model….it sucks!

  11. Dee Dee says:

    sounds like we are all just having a bit of fun with these postings because life it too dang short to be serious all the time.

  12. Kyle says:

    Two things, James Bond doesn’t work for the United States. Second, if you really thing Obama is not an American citizen, you are crazy and have been watching too much fox news, which is the equivalent of banging your head against a wall and receiviing multiple concussions and while still in a haze taking everything that is told to you as the truth. However, the Packers looked pretty good last night. As a Vkings fan, that is kind of hard to say.

  13. LOL says:

    Came with Extra attachments for a faster cleaning solution.

  14. phoenixcat says:

    How could the store not have noticed? I’m assuming that the vaccuum cleaner’s maker is being contacted to help.

  15. joe cerovich says:

    Boy i’am now wondering whats in the dirt devil ? what store was that again….lol

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