A package delivered to an Aiken home contained about 10 pounds in marijuana, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.


Officers were called to a home on Brucewood Street about 6 p.m. on Thursday, where the residents said the U.S. Postal Service delivered a package sent to the address; however, the residents did not recognize the name of the recipient, according to an incident report.


The return address was in Phoenix.


One of the residents said she and a friend opened the box shortly after it arrived “out of curiosity,” the report stated.


Inside the box, they found a cylindrical-shaped container wrapped in black plastic and dryer sheets.


Officers were called to the scene and took possession of the box, police said.


Inside the container, police found about 10 pounds of marijuana, according to the report.


“It is believed that the addressee name, as well as the sender’s name and address, are fictitious; and the package was simply mailed to the wrong address for an interstate drug deal,” the report stated.