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FedEx delivery of package with wrong address leads to big drug bust in northwest Harris County

FedEx delivery of package with wrong address leads to big drug bust

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An incorrectly addressed package delivered to a neighbor led authorities to seize $100,000 worth of narcotics from a northwest Houston home. Patch.com

An incorrectly addressed package delivered to the wrong home has led to some serious repercussions for three Harris County residents.

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia said that a northwest Houston resident received a FedEx package apparently intended for their neighbors, the Houston Chronicle reports. The recipient soon discovered the package contained cocaine, heroin and meth, leading them to alert authorities by submitting an anonymous tip via the county's iWatch smartphone app.

The recipient soon discovered the package contained cocaine, heroin and meth, leading them to alert authorities by submitting an anonymous tip via the county's iWatch smartphone app.

The tip led officials to a home in the 11500 block of Normont where they seized narcotics with an estimated street value of $100,000, as well as $6,700 in cash and a number of firearms, including an AR-15 rifle and a military-grade night scope.

Stephanie Adams, 30, Leslie Peck, 32 and Michael Taylor, 45, were taken into custody and are now facing a number of drug and weapons charges. Deputies also said that Adams' 5-year-old daughter, now in the custody of Child Protective Services, was found sleeping in the home while her mother was using meth in the next room.

Drugs seized from the northwest Houston home included marijuana, cocaine, morphine, pain pills, LSD, hashish, steroids, black tar heroin and codeine, as well as paraphernalia like scales and baggies. A number of medications typically prescribed to cancer patients were also found, which deputies say they believe could have been stolen from a pharmacy.

Rather unsurprisingly, this isn't the first time the suspects have had trouble with the law. According to jail records, Taylor was arrested last November for the possession of a controlled substance. Peck, now arrested for the seventh time, has a bond set at $30,000 and is the only involved suspect indicated to have hired an attorney at this time. Taylor and Peck are set to appear in the 183rd Criminal Court with Judge Vanessa Velasquez presiding. No records could be located for Adams.