Police say that an unsuspecting Florida couple narrowly escaped having this year’s Thanksgiving dinner in the slammer, after they accidentally transported 11-pounds of marijuana from Louisiana back to Key Largo.

According to authorities, the husband and wife unknowingly smuggled a hefty shipment of weed on a journey of about 900 miles before making it back to their home in Florida. However, it wasn’t until they decided to open a strange package they had picked up at one of their rental properties in Louisiana that they discovered they had inadvertently become drug mules.

Unfortunately, rather than claim the sizable stash as their own, under the age old “finders keepers” law, the couple put in a hasty call to the local Sheriff’s department, which is where this story takes a turn for the depressing.

When police arrived, they found the couple was in fact holding a felonious amount of weed; enough, actually, that a handful of overzealous investigators are rumored to have initiated a series of underhanded shakedown tactics in hopes of busting the husband and wife for drug trafficking. Yet, considering that source of the tip – the couple with a truckload of pot – officers were forced to calm down and switch gears on their investigation.

So, where did the marijuana come from?

Apparently, earlier this summer, the mysterious package showed up at the doorstep of one of couple’s vacation homes in Louisiana. But when the housekeeper told the couple about the package, they instructed her to ship it back to where it came from – UPS.

However, a short time later, the housekeeper informed the couple that the package had found its way back to the house, and instead of shipping it back a second time, she just stored it inside for them to deal with when they arrived to check on the property.

Inside the package, the couple found two locked blue suitcases that they assumed was someone’s lost luggage. However, rather than concern themselves with the oversight in Louisiana, the two loaded the suitcases in the truck, with plans to clear up the situation when they got back to Florida.

Unfortunately, the pot was seized and authorities say they plan to destroy it…but not likely before a few of the officers that got gyped on this year’s holiday bonus get their hands on some complimentary Thanksgiving weed.

Mike Adams writes for Playboy's The Smoking Jacket, BroBible and Hustler Magazine. Follow him: @adamssoup; facebook.com/mikeadams73.