Former United Parcel Service driver Steven Mojica is suing the delivery company after he claims he was fired for not delivering a suspicious package that turned out to be marijuana, according to a Detroit Newsstory.
Mojica claims that a supervisor told him “he should have delivered the package, even if it contained illicit drugs.”
Mojica, 41, had a next-day package from Cali on July 29 to deliver in Pontiac, Mich. He held on to the four-pound package, which his supervisors considered theft and reported it to the DEA for suspected drug dealing, and fired him, according to his attorney, Mark Porter.
“It’s nice to know UPS can guarantee delivery to drug dealers and fire employees that refuse to deliver their drugs,” Porter told the Detroit News.
A UPS driver for 17 years, Mojica was worried he was in harm’s way so he returned the package to his truck, according to the suit.
After being told by a supervisor to deliver it, even if it was illegal drugs, Mojica opened it and found what he thought was marijuana.
UPS had no comment to the Detroit News on the firing or lawsuit, but said that drivers can contact their local operations office if they are suspicious of the contents of packages they’re delivering.