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Postal inspectors find $16K in stuffed animal

Postal inspectors in Michigan find nearly $16K concealed inside Phoenix-bound stuffed animal
Posted on May 14, 2014 at 7:12 a.m.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say postal inspectors in western Michigan found a stuffed animal that was stuffed with nearly $16,000 in cash instead of fluff.

The Grand Rapids Press reports (http://bit.ly/1nIx2Cv ) inspectors in Grand Rapids spotted a suspicious looking box bound for an address in Phoenix in February. Search warrant records say they decided to open it after a drug-sniffing dog “alerted” on the package.

According to investigators, the stuffed animal was unusually heavy. Inspectors cut open the stuffed animal and found $15,900 in cash.

Police investigated and later raided an area home, where they confiscated bags of money totaling nearly $17,000, marijuana and scales.

Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, http://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids




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