FedEx Packages Found in the Gap in Blount County, Alabama; sheriff investigates who threw 300-400 packages

BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. Hundreds of FedEx packages were discovered discarded in a ravine Wednesday in Blount County, Alabama, about 40 miles northeast of Birmingham, according to the local sheriff’s office.

Deputies responded Wednesday afternoon to a rift in private property where they discovered 300 to 400 FedEx packages of various sizes that appeared to have been thrown into the ravine, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Facebook.

“Hopefully we get some answers soon,” the office said.

An area manager for FedEx responded on the spot, the sheriff’s office said, and the company “sent more trucks and drivers from all over the south” who were to begin loading packages at sunrise Thursday.

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An update from the sheriff’s office Thursday morning said officials “made a dent” in the cleanup and recovery efforts.

In a statement to CNN, FedEx stated that “the security of our customers ‘shipments is a top priority and we are committed to treating our customers’ packages with the utmost care.”

“We are taking steps to recover and transport the affected packages as soon as possible,” the statement said. “In addition to cooperating with law enforcement, we are conducting a review of this situation and will take the necessary steps.”

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