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Associated Press, Published May 31 2012

Package of drugs delivered to Trinity High School in Dickinson

DICKINSON, N.D. — A package of drugs sent through the mail in North Dakota didn't reach its intended recipient but was instead delivered to a high school.

An employee in the business office at Trinity High School in Dickinson opened the package Tuesday and discovered more than a pound of marijuana, according to police.

"I would have never dreamt something like that would have happened," Superintendent Kelly Koppinger told The Dickinson Press.

The school was not the intended recipient, Principal Carter Fong said. Authorities declined to say to whom the package was addressed. It was delivered by a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier.

"In the past, where this type of thing has happened, people send it to an address that's not their own and they try to time the delivery so they're there and pick it up from that address before the actual addressee gets his mail," Police Capt. Joe Cianni said. "That's been a common thing for shipping drugs in the mail . I'm not saying that's what happened here. This was probably just a bad address that they put on there."

It is unclear if the package can be traced back to the sender, Cianni said. The matter has been turned over to a regional drug task force.


Information from: The Dickinson Press, http://www.thedickinsonpress.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.