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Surely you remember back in late January when Seattle police seized 10 pounds of weed that mysteriously showed up at a North Seattle KMart. "Blue

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The Case of the 10-Pound Box of Weed Found at Kmart 'Inactivated' By SPD

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Surely you remember back in late January when Seattle police seized 10 pounds of weed that mysteriously showed up at a North Seattle KMart. "Blue Light Special" jokes were made. Knees were slapped. Good times were had by all.

According to Seattle police, the weed - which was packaged in a big box and wrapped in cleaning-fluid-soaked Korean newspapers - had been mailed via UPS from Los Angeles with an intended destination of Philadelphia. But it never made it that far. Instead, thanks to the fact the mastermind behind the weedy mailing used the Aurora KMart location as the return address, it ended up there - surely to the great surprise of store employees who discovered it in the store's stock room.

At the time, Seattle police told Seattle Weekly the weed had been placed into evidence and the case had been referred to agency's narcotics unit.

So what happened from there? It doesn't seem like much.

A spokesman for SPD tells Seattle Weekly, "The case was investigated and has been inactivated pending new information."

While it's not hugely shocking to hear SPD's investigative efforts have faded when it comes to the mysterious box of weed, it doesn't sound like there's much brewing on the federal level either. Despite the fact the feds still (obviously) consider weed to be illegal, and mailing large quantities of weed across state lines is certainly prosecutable, Emily Langlie, spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's office in Seattle, confirms that so far no charges have been filed.

And if there is a federal investigation into the matter, DEA Public Information Officer Jodie Underwood isn't telling.

"It is our protocol that we do not confirm or deny the existence of any DEA investigation," says Underwood. "It is federal offense to distribute, transport, manufacture or possess marijuana regardless if it crosses the state line. DEA's jurisdiction reaches over state lines and borders."

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