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Slippery Rock woman receives mystery seeds in the mail

August 5, 2020 Digital Media Exclusive

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Kayla Humphrey of Slippery Rock recently received this package of seeds in the mail, which she didn't order.

You reap what you sow and the government is warning people against sowing seeds that are arriving by mail unsolicited.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and state agriculture officials have issued warnings about unsolicited shipments of foreign seeds arriving at people's doorsteps. Kayla Humphrey, 38, of Slippery Rock was one of those people.

She said she received “a teeny tiny package with Chinese writing” about two months ago. She also observed markings on the box that said “grass stud earrings,” but makes no mention of seeds.

On the inside, she found three packages containing seeds. Since getting the delivery, Humphrey sealed the seeds in a box and she told the state's agriculture department about the mystery delivery.

This is an excerpt from a story that appeared in Wednesday's Butler Eagle.

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