The packages were found on private property near the small town of Hayden in Blount County. The sheriff’s department has released a statement saying that they had identified the driver in charge of the packages in question. They did not release his name or indicate whether any charges were possible. The driver is no longer providing services for FedEx Ground.
The Driver Was Identified, but No Charges Have Been Made So Far
In a statement on the department’s Facebook page, Sheriff Mark Moon said that investigators have identified the driver after interviewing personnel from the Memphis, Tennessee-based company. His name and the possibility of charges were not mentioned in the press release.
The Person Involved Is No Longer Working at FedEx
The company has released a statement saying that the person involved in the package incident was no longer with FedEx Ground and added it was aiding law enforcement agencies with the investigation.
FedEx sent several trucks and drivers to take away the packages while deputies were guarding the site.
Statistics say that UPS and FedEx ship over 1 billion parcels between Black Friday and Christmas Day. Unfortunately, it looks like some of them end up in the most unlikely places.