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NEW ORLEANS -- An Uptown resident was stunned to find an estimated $40,000 worth of marijuana in a package addressed to his home Tuesday morning, and he and his family are disturbed by the mystery of who sent it and why as they hope for answers from federal investigators, he said.

The man who lives near Soniat and Cucullu streets but whose name is being withheld by Uptown Messenger said his dog started barking around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, signalling that someone was at the door, and when he opened it he saw his usual postal carrier walking away and a package on his porch.

'It was all taped up like Fort Knox,' he said.

When he got the top open, he saw what appeared to be a large quantity of marijuana

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