Postal Inspectors Popping for Pot

Number of seizures of pot shipped through U.S. mail is on the rise

You put yer weed in it
You put yer weed in it

Fun Fact: According to new stats from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the number of people popped for sending marijuana through the mail hit a record high of 1,278 folks in 2009.

A total of just more than 3,600 pot packages were seized nationwide – 75% of them sent from border states, including Texas, reports ABC News. The number of seizures, they say, has risen a whopping 400% since 2007. And, not surprisingly, the amount of marijuana seized – more than 43,000 pounds last year – also hit a record high. Meanwhile, however, the postal inspectors say that while pot shipments have increased, sending other drugs via the USPS – including cocaine and heroin – dropped last year.

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