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By The Associated Press
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 8:54 p.m.
 

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — A Massachusetts woman has sued FedEx, claiming the company mistakenly sent her a package containing 7 pounds of marijuana, then gave her address to the intended recipients, who later showed up at her door.

Maryangela Tobin of Plymouth said in the suit filed on Feb. 12 that by disclosing her address, the company violated state privacy laws and put her and her children in danger.

“I feel like the safety of my daughters and myself was invaded, and it makes things complicated,” she told WBZ-TV. “I walk into my house first every time; my kids don't.”

Tobin said she thought the package was a birthday present for her daughter, because when she opened it, she found candles, pixie sticks and peppermint. There was also something she thought was potpourri, but it was marijuana.

Tobin said that about an hour later, a man knocked on her door looking for the package, while two men sat waiting in a vehicle in her driveway. She said she didn't have it, then bolted and slammed the door. Tobin claims FedEx gave out her address, which led the men to her home.

Police made an arrest, but Tobin said she's worried about retribution.

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