SPD Response at Downtown Hotel Stems from Seedy Package Delivery

An mysterious package delivered to a downtown hotel Thursday drew a large response from Seattle Fire’s Hazardous Materials team and SPD’s Arson/Bomb Squad.

The special teams from police and fire were called to the Four Seasons Hotel at 1st Avenue and Union Street just after 12:45 PM after staff received lumpy package sealed in plastic wrap, which was addressed to a vacant room at the hotel.

Hotel employees, concerned by the package’s odd shape and unclear recipient, called police and fire officials, who opened the package and found six pounds of marijuana, covered several layers of packaging and petroleum jelly.

Police seized the package of pot and transferred to the Evidence Unit for destruction. While personal possession of small quantities of marijuana is now legal in Washington under I-502, six pounds is well over the legal limit.

This post has been updated since the original incident.