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SC woman gets box of illegal drugs in mail by mistake

04 October 2017

York County drug agents gave Channel 9 photos of the drugs, and the box they came in, shipped from Newport Beach, California.

A Rock Hill woman expecting a yoga mat in the mail got a very different delivery Saturday: 20,000 pills of oxycodone, valued at $400,000.

Officers observed the box and discovered two large silver aluminum-type packs which were torn open containing oxycodone hydrochloride pills marked and stamped with a A/215 imprint.

The woman who received the package lives in a neighborhood off Ebinport Road.

Neighbors were stunned to hear that more than 20,000 oxycodone pills were delivered just doors away from them by mistake.

Officers with the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit took possession of the drugs and have launched an investigation, said Marvin Brown, commander of the unit.

Brown says the box with illegal drugs was probably supposed to be sent to the woman's old apartment that is now vacant so somebody could watch for it and pick it up. Someone may have been using that address as a drop point, he said.The post office forwarded the package to her current address after noticing the misspelled street name on the package.

Agents said suspects also target homes that are usually empty during the day, so they can swipe the packages without the resident ever knowing.

The pills were seized by the Rock Hill Police Department.

SC woman gets box of illegal drugs in mail by mistake