Caught on camera: Man puts bag of weed in wrong mailbox

Caught on camera: Man puts bag of weed in wrong mailbox

WOBURN, Mass. — A marijuana mistake in Woburn after a mother discovered a bag of pot in her mailbox.

Woburn Police say they're treating it as a crime: illegal distribution, but this mother is just happy her kids didn't find the bag first.

Laurel Brown Collins says she doesn't know the first thing about marijuana; she doesn't smoke it and doesn't have any in the house.

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"I don't even know how much you're allowed to have," said Collins.

But she knows what it looks like. So when she discovered a bag in her mailbox Wednesday, she called police right away. Investigators believe someone left 18 grams of pot in the wrong mailbox.

"I think there is potentially other drug activity in the neighborhood. To have a drug dealer do that in the middle of the day and at a mailbox that is clearly labeled with not his customer's name, uh, is kind of ballsy," said Collins.

The person who put the bag of marijuana in Collins' mailbox probably didn't realize there was a camera right above it. The camera got a pretty good look at who dropped the bag off; someone in a black jacket and hat.

Collins says she's never seen this person before and doesn't know if he's made drop-offs on her street before.

"It may just lead me to believe that he's also not that bright if he can't read the name of where he's dropping," said Collins.

What worries her the most though, is what could have happened to her 19-year-old son Andrew who has autism and lives at home.

"There's a significant concern he would have opened it and ingested it, certainly would have gotten the effects of it," said Collins. "Andrew, again, would not have known what it was and it could have caused him harm.

The Woburn Police Chief tells Boston 25 News they don't have a lead on who the man in the video is, but they hope that by getting the video out there could result in tips.