This package would have been a blast
April 23, 2013
There was no smoking gun in a “suspicious” package received by a Nipomo business Monday, and the subsequently suspected bomb turned out to be weed.
Employees of the T. Simons Company noted the package contained the company’s return address but had not been sent by any of them, and contacted sheriff’s deputies.
The bomb squad responded, the employees were evacuated, and a robot was deployed to study the package up close. It was determined the package contained no bomb components.
When it was finally opened, investigators discovered a small amount of marijuana — less than a quarter ounce — and confiscated the contraband. It will be destroyed, officials said.
The incident required four hours of deputies’ time.