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St. Charles resident’s package mistakenly sent all over the country

February 14, 2023


ST. CHARLES, Mo. – A St. Charles taxpayer never expected an arduous journey for a package of clothes and other items she was sending her son in Chicago for his birthday.

Pam Oliver says she mailed the package through the United States Postal Service on Jan. 10. She didn’t see it again until Feb. 6, almost a month later.

Oliver kept track of the package with the tracking number and was stunned by what she saw. The package went from St. Louis to Chicago, then back to St. Louis, from St. Louis to Memphis, and then Memphis to Knoxville.

From there, the package is taken to more than a dozen other cities, including Washington, D.C.; Norfolk, Virginia; and Hyattsville, Maryland, before finally making its way back to St. Louis.

Oliver says she and her son tried to take it in stride.

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