ALDEN, N.Y. (WIVB)–Officials tell News 4 officers at Wende Correctional Facility in Alden found synthetic marijuana inside vegetables mailed to an inmate.

On April 13, an officer discovered a green leafy substance inside two bell peppers as they were processing a package mailed to an inmate.

The substance tested positive for synthetic marijuana. Officers say it was 40 grams worth.

According to officials, the package came from Rochester.

The investigation continues, and the drugs were seized as evidence.

Troy Licastro is a digital content producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2018. See more of his work here.