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Saturday January 15, 2011

Green Bay Women Finds $280K of Drugs in Vacuum

Green Bay Women Finds $280K of Drugs in Vacuum

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A Green Bay Wisconsin woman opened her refurbished vacuum cleaner she received for Christmas and discovered a load of drugs.

The woman found two pounds of crystal methamphetamine and 2.2 pounds of cocaine shrink wrapped inside the box,  with a street value of about $280,000. Authorities believe a smuggler likely inserted the drugs in the box before it was shipped from the Juarez, Mexico, area, where it had been reconditioned.

The vacuum was purchased at a department store that is assisting in the investigation.