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'Suspicious' Avocado Shipment Turned Out To Contain A Literal Ton Of Weed

03/12/2015 09:44 am ET | Updated Mar 12, 2015

What’s green, expensive, and makes you REALLY want some chips?

Avocados. Also marijuana, more than a ton of which was found inside a shipment of frozen avocado pulp at a cold storage facility in Lyons, Illinois.

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On March 4, staff alerted the Cook County Sheriff’s Office to what seemed like a “suspicious shipment” of more than one thousand boxes that had arrived with instructions for an “urgent pick-up,” according to a Cook County Sheriff’s Office press release issued Wednesday.

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While some of the boxes contained only frozen avocado pulp, others contained bricks of weed. Altogether, officials confiscated around 2,100 pounds of marijuana, at a total estimated street value of $10 million. The investigation into the origins and destination of the drugs is ongoing.

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