Oklahomans Continue To Receive Mysterious Seeds


Friday, July 31st 2020, 4:40 pm
By: Caleigh Bourgeois


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Oklahomans have continued to receive mysterious packages of seeds in the mail this week.

Oklahoma City resident Laura Corbyn said she was surprised when she opened her mailbox this week.

“It was so little, and I looked at it. It says it's a ring, and it's from an address in China,” Corbyn said.

At first, Corbyn said he threw the package away, but after a quick Google search, she learned she was one of many recipients.

The USDA and Oklahoma State Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry are investigating after several people received the unsolicited small packages of seeds from China.

“These packages are typically coming in small envelopes that are labeled a jewelry of some sort,” Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Public Information Officer Morgan Vance said.

Officials said this is some form of agriculture smuggling. While the seeds may be harmless, there is a chance they could cause serious damage to local plants or livestock.

If anyone has received seed packages, officials said that seed packages should be mailed to:

Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture Food and Forestry

C/O Agriculture Smuggling Seeds

2800 N. Lincoln Blvd.

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Recipients can also drop them off at the front desk of the Oklahoma Department Agriculture Food and Forestry on the 2800 block of North Lincoln Boulevard.