A man from Ohio ordered a gun safe online for $1,700 and found close to a half million dollars worth of weed inside.

True story. The safe -- which was manufactured by Champion Safe Company in Nogales, Mexico -- and the shipping method has drawn the interest of the DEA because evidence suggests that this may not be the first time sealed gun safes have been used as smuggling portals, police said Sunday.

"I've been in law enforcement for 47 years and I've never seen anything like this," Shelby County, Ohio, Sheriff John L. Lenhart said. "It's quite effective if you think about it: wrapped airtight to withstand high temperatures. Drug-sniffing dogs probably couldn't smell it.”