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Gun safe filled with marijuana delivered to customer

SIDNEY, Ohio – Authorities in Ohio say a man who ordered a gun safe online opened it up only to discover 280 pounds of marijuana inside.

Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart in western Ohio said the safe was made in Nogales, Mexico, and that it was sent by truck to Ohio.

He said the marijuana has a street value of $420,000.

Federal authorities who are investigating said the truck driver who brought the shipment into the United States is now missing.

The Ohio sheriff said that truck was carrying a full shipment of safes, but none of the others contained any drugs.

He said the safe with the marijuana was delivered to Ohio in June, but authorities have kept quiet about it while they looked into how the safe got into the U.S.