June 14 – Two 50-pound bricks of marijuana were found wrapped within a
bathroom vanity purchased at a Home Depot store in Tewksbury, Mass., according to the Tewksbury Police Department.
The marijuana had a street value of about $145,000 and was discovered by a contractor.
In a separate incident reported on Monday, a plumber found 3 kilograms of cocaine and 40 pounds of marijuana in a vanity purchased at a “local hardware store,” Southwick police officials said. The drugs had street value of $250,000.
Local police, along with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), are investigating both cases. All of the merchandise originated from a Texas location and was then distributed through a Massachusetts warehouse, police said.
In a written statement, Home Depot said, “The company is cooperating with authorities as they investigate this matter, and we will support law enforcement in any way possible to help bring those responsible to justice.”