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‘Completely unacceptable,’ hundreds of biohazard COVID samples mailed to Pupukea home
December 21, 2021 | Hawaii
An investigation is underway after hundreds of vials filled with COVID test samples were delivered to a North Shore home over the weekend.
Around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Pupukea resident Meagan Melum said she heard another package get thrown over her gate.
“I went out and grabbed it, and saw the FedEx driver go by, so I knew it was FedEx,” the mom of three said.
She noticed the package didn’t have her name or address on the shipping label but she didn’t think much of it because she had received so many Christmas packages the past few weeks. Only a printed barcode sticker was on the brown FedEx box, and her address was written on it so the delivery driver could see.
Melum brought the package inside her home where her six, seven, and eight-year-old kids were too.
“I got scissors and opened it up, and in the [brown] box was a FedEx soft package with a ton of vials of COVID testing samples, with biohazard bags,” she said…. (Excerpts from Khon2 News)