Sheriff: Man mailed drugs disguised as fancy chocolates

Sheriff: Man mailed drugs disguised as fancy chocolates
What appear to be Ferrero Rocher chocolates are actually cleverly disguised narcotics. (Courtesy of King County Sheriff's Office)

SHORELINE, Wash. -- A 46-year-old man was arrested earlier this year in Kent after mailing large amounts of narcotics convincingly disguised as your grandmother's favorite hazelnut chocolates, according to the King County Sheriff's Office.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the suspect -- in addition to supplying dealers in Shoreline, North Seattle and Edmonds with heroin, cocaine and meth -- would mail drugs cleverly disguised as Ferrero Rocher chocolates to a residence in Juneau, Alaska.

This suspected Willy Wonka of narcotics* was arrested Feb. 28 at a motel in Kent -- one of a number of motels in Kent and Renton he had been living in.

On the same day, the Juneau Police Department served a search warrant at the address where the fake chocolates -- intercepted en route -- had been sent, arresting another man.

All told, law enforcement seized 745 grams of heroin, 135 grams of meth, 90 grams of cocaine, 300 grams of ephedrine.

*Which would explain the Oompa Loompas.

(Courtesy of King County Sheriff's Office)