Greene County family finds marijuana in online food order
GREENE COUNTY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Food subscription services are gaining popularity across the country. But imagine opening one up to find your snacks covered in bags of marijuana.
One Greene County woman says that’s what happened when her son opened their delivery.
"He said, 'Well, I don't think this is supposed to be in there,'" Jeanine Mulholland said.
Mulholland says she was shocked to see what came in her bi-monthly subscription box from the snacking company Graze when her 11-year-old son opened it up.
"I honestly was like, 'Ok, what do I do?” she said over the phone.
Marijuana, in bags, packed on top in the box of snacks. One thing was very much not like the others.
"It was sealed in bags, so when I got home I cut the edge of it to see if it was [marijuana], and it obviously was," Mulholland said.
Mullholland says she called State Police on Sunday. They are investigating how the drugs her son discovered got into their package.
"We educated him about drugs and so does the school he attends. But this was scary," Mulholland said.
The Tannersville mom gets her mail from the post office in town. She says she contacted Graze and the company tells her they reviewed their footage of the box being packed, and it was not tampered with on their end.
“If it gets into the wrong hands, that's what I was concerned about," Mulholland said.
Mullholland started receiving Graze boxes six months ago. Now, she has her orders on hold.
"I’m going to second guess a lot of things now, especially food services, when I order in the mail," she said. "Now, food services are so popular."
Mulholland says she doesn't blame the company. But she hopes they look at ways to make their packaging more difficult to tamper with, so this doesn't happen again to someone else. CBS6 reached out to the post office and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service but got no response.