Home Depot Investigates Finding of Drugs in Store Products

June 14, 2006
Plumber who bought a vanity from the store found drugs; also reportedly stored in another vanity

A plumber who bought a bathroom vanity for a home renovation found something else in the box: a stash of 40 pounds of marijuana and three grams of cocaine.

Police did not identify the plumber or the store, though WWLP-TV reported the vanity was purchased at the Home Depot in Chicopee.

Southwick Detective Lt. David Ricardi told The Republican of Springfield that at least one other vanity containing a drug stash had been discovered, though he declined to say where.

Ricardi said the plumber discovered the drugs in Southwick on Monday after he made the purchase. The man noticed the vanity top hadn't been included in the package and instead found two plastic bags containing the drugs stuffed inside.

The federal Drug Enforcement Agency and Chicopee police department were investigating.

A statement for Atlanta-based Home Depot said the company was cooperating with investigators. The company declined futher comment.

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