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An Ohio man having bought what he thought was an empty gun safe in which he intended housing his collection of rifles and shotguns discovered 285lbs of marijuana stashed inside it. Being the good citizen that he was, the gentleman contacted the po-lice. The annonymous Sidney resident paid $1,700 for the gun safe, which weighs nearly 1,000lbs and stands at more than 5 feet high.

Shelby County Sheriff John Lehart said that  he got a call from a local resident June 19 reporting that he found the neatly packed drugs inside the vault that he had ordered. The Champion Trophy 42 model gun safe, although sold by Champion Safe Company, based in Provo, Utah, was in fact manufactured by prison inmates in Nogales, Mexico.

According to investigators, the 10 tightly packed bales of pot with an estimated  street value of more than $420,000 were laced in the safe somewhere between Mexico and Shelby. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are…

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