The woman called police Saturday afternoon, September 30 from her Rock Hill home after opening the box.
A woman in SC got quite a surprise after opening a package she thought contained a yoga mat she had ordered, but found almost 20,000 illegal pills valued at $400,000 instead.
Investigators said they're grateful she had the sense to call them and report it.
The commander of the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit, Marvin Brown, said they found two bags of around 10,000 pills each.
Brown says the drugs were mailed from California.
Brown said it is likely the package was supposed to be sent to the woman's former address at a condo near Dave Lyle Boulevard.
However, the street was misspelled on the package, the post office caught the mistake, and forwarded the package to the woman's current address.
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He did say, though, that the country needs to better understand why the pipeline was cancelled. The $15B project would have carried crude oil from Alberta to refineries in the Maritimes.
Agents said suspects also target homes that are usually empty during the day, so they can swipe the packages without the resident ever knowing.
Instead, the postal worker handed her a heavy box, and a bag of pills, that had spilled from it.
Brown said it's common for drugs to be shipped to vacant homes, where someone will wait for the mail carrier and then take the package.
Police seized the pills, which they believe are counterfeit oxycodone from Mexico.
The woman, who did not want to be identified, quickly called police and reported the illegal shipment.
The woman's neighbor, Nicole Riddle, was reportedly stunned by the delivery.
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