Some Pretext Not Necessarily Better Than None

In Alaska, a woman suspected that a package had been delivered to her old residence by mistake, so she called the current resident. Current resident said he didn’t know anything about it. So the woman called the state police, and they searched the man’s home.

Sure, the troopers found a cornucopia of drugs in the man’s home, but that leads me to think he might have been under suspicion and the misdirected package provided a mere pretext for a search. But still, we’ve lowered the bar to the point where suspicion of a misdirected package can lead to a police search warrant.

Aw, who am I kidding? The police do this sort of thing based on the uncorroborated tips of informants.

The story seems to indicate that the woman got her Avon samples back, though. Well, she will, after they’re done being evidence in a trial.