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Package containing drugs delivered to Johnstown bank


By Maria Miller

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- Employees at a Johnstown bank got quite the surprise earlier this week when police said they opened a package and found drugs inside.

The package was dropped off at the First Summit Bank in Westmont Dec. 10. Police said it wasn't meant to be delivered there, but rather to the bank across the street.

Police said the call originally came in as a suspicious package, but when they walked inside the bank along Menoher Boulevard, they said the entire lobby smelled like marijuana. When they got to the package, police said it contained contained a baggie of the drug packed inside two vacuum-sealed bags, covered by old T-shirts and a fabric softener sheet, presumably meant to hide the smell.

But police said they quickly learned the package was dropped off at the wrong location. They said it was supposed to be delivered to the First Commonwealth Bank, which is just across the street. Police said the bank manager there had been expecting the package and had even inquired about it herself a couple of days earlier.

Police said they were able to trace the package, sent by UPS, to a man in North Law Vegas, Nev., the same area they said she had recently moved from. But the bank manager denied any involvement in drug activity and told police the package wasn't hers. Instead, she said, it was her daughter's and that she was only waiting for it.

Police found her daughter, Devin Constentine, at a home in Windber and said she too denied any involvement. But when Constentine refused to tell police the identity of the friend who sent her the package, they arrested her and took her straight to jail.

Constentine is the only one that has been arrested and the only one facing charges, but police said Friday that their investigation is ongoing.

 
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