Police Confiscate Teddy Bear Turned Drug Mule

Sure, he looks cute, but don't let the cuddliness fool you

Teddy bears are supposed to be soft and cuddly, not "hard and crinkly."

That's how Joshua Vecchione, the owner of Toy Town in Ladera Ranch, described a bear he received in a shipment last week. He discovered why after opening the 2-foot-tall bear.

It was stuffed with three large, vacuum-sealed packs of marijuana. The package was addressed to a Colorado residence and mailed from Thousand Oaks. The toy store was labeled as the return address.

Police confiscated, and possibly hugged, the bear.

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