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I had a package that was “intercepted by law enforcement”

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I had a package that was “intercepted by law enforcement” then two days later it was delivered. Is it safe to open and bring inside or is it a controlled delivery type situation. It’s been 2 days since it’s been delivered and it is outside in my garbage can.

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Pennsylvania

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It’s possibly an illegal substance, but I’m not sure. It was a surprise gift from a friend out of state.

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3/8/2018
Olivia Kent
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If the object was delivered to you then it was deemed safe enough for delivery, so I think you can take it out of your garbage can :)

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I’m just worried about controlled deliveries and crazy transmitters they put in packages. Google doesn’t exactly give the best answers. I just know if I take it in the house and it is something illegal then it’s considered to be in my possession.
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
How are you supposed to know if it’s ok or they’re setting you up? It’s been 2 days since it’s been delivered. And the only held it one day.

I promise there re no crazy transmitters in your package.

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If it was illegal it wouldn't have been released to you.

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They are NOT trying to trick you. It was probably flagged for some unknown reason - and then it was checked and released. That's it. ENJOY YOUR GIFT FROM YOUR FRIEND! :) Don't lose out on it for no reason...

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