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Anonymous Seeds received in the Mail

Alert from MDA:

If you live in Maryland and have received a package of seeds that you did not order, please report them immediately to the Maryland Department of Agriculture's Plant Protection and Weed Management program at ppwm.mda@maryland.gov or 410-841-5920.

Please hold onto the seeds and packaging, including the mailing label, until MDA or USDA APHIS contacts you with further instructions. Do not plant any seeds from unknown origins.

 Here is the link for APHIS https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth/import-information/sa_sitc/ct_antismuggling?fbclid=IwAR0zGgzHYJFUdBKIMTC2y0yyg94BzxnfGI3YvI7dOmKXYsdmCOY0_Lk6ylM 

These are their instructions:
If individuals are aware of the potential smuggling of prohibited exotic fruits, vegetables, or meat products into or through the USA, they can help APHIS by contacting the confidential Antismuggling Hotline number at 800-877-3835 or by sending an Email to SITC.Mail@aphis.usda.gov. USDA will make every attempt to protect the confidentiality of any information sources during an investigation within the extent of the law. 
Here is MDA Plants and Pests information:
Kevin Conroy
Assistant Secretary
Plant Industries & Pest Management
Telephone: 410-841-5870  

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