Airbnb hosts shocked to discover travelers ‘ordered bags of crystal meth’ from their vacation home

Airbnb hosts shocked to discover travelers ‘ordered bags of crystal meth’ from their vacation home

  • Suspected drugs were sent to a rental property in Prestwick, East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Anonymous Scottish owners called police after discovery scared them
  • Guests reportedly left stains and white powder in the property and a “pungent” odor

Airbnb hosts were stunned after their guests allegedly ordered bags of “crystal meth” from their rental property.

The Scottish hosts called police after discovering the suspicious substance in a package sent to the holiday home in Prestwick, East Ayrshire.

Photos shared online show two small plastic bags filled with a white crystalline substance and the shiny black plastic wrap they arrived in.

The owners, who have remained anonymous, claimed the drugs were intended for two guests who rented the property from June 21-26 – but arrived after they left.

While Airbnb reportedly said they were investigating the case, one of the owners said ‘the police can’t do anything’ because the vacationer ‘didn’t handle it [the drugs] whatever sort of’.

In an online article, the host said: “Well, the police have confirmed that this is a controlled drug.

The shocking find was discovered by Airbnb hosts in scenic East Ayrshire, Scotland

The white crystalline substance sent home would have been crystal meth

Guests reportedly told hosts they expected a camera SD card to be delivered - but it never arrived during their stay in late June

The two bags of “crystal meth” (left) arrived at Prestwick’s property in a shiny black envelope (right), Airbnb hosts said in an online post.

“It was sent to our address for a guest who left before he arrived.

“The police can’t do anything because they haven’t dealt with it in any way. I wanted it to get off the streets and get rid of it properly.

Visitors reportedly told hosts that they received an SD card delivered to the property during their stay.

The pair then checked on Saturday, June 26, but their package still hadn’t arrived.

When the hosts went to clean the property, they were shocked to find white powder and stains on the sofa as well as a pungent smell in the living room that lurked for weeks afterward.

The owners said a small package arrived in the mail, which they opened to find small bags filled with white powder that they believed to be crystal meth.

The package was then reported to the police who believed it was a “controlled drug”.

One of the anonymous owners said today: “We believe it is crystal meth, we asked an expert friend and the police said it was probably a controlled drug.”

“The drugs were delivered at lunchtime on Saturday [June 26] after their departure.

“The guest came to see us on Wednesday telling us that he had sent an SD card to this address and we let him know that this was generally not allowed.

“Two bags of a white substance were sent to our home, the address and name were typed out rather than written down.

“He said it would be a camera SD card, we opened it with a lot of mail without realizing it.

“The situation scared us, the police are not investigating because he did not handle the drugs, so he just needs to deny it.

Homeowners claimed in an online post that police told them packages delivered to their property contained a 'controlled substance'

Homeowners claimed in an online post that police told them packages delivered to their property contained a ‘controlled substance’

Airbnb reportedly told hosts to contact police if they believed their safety was at risk after discovering

The rental portal would also have encouraged customers to request additional charges for the customer if there was any damage caused

In a screenshot believed to be from Airbnb, the company says it is investigating the guest’s account

“But they wrote her name down if something similar happened.

“The police didn’t pass the drugs through a lab but did some kind of presumptive test which they called.”

They continued, “There were stains on the sofa where they didn’t use the sofa bed bedding.

“He tried to tidy up, but it took over a week to get rid of the smell and we’ll have to repaint.

“We also had to find alternative accommodation for the next guest. It was mainly the smell rooted in all the fabrics and upholstery.

“The smell was more than that of the jar, it was chemically and heavy and there was white powder left in the living room.”

“I complained to Airbnb who said I can claim the cleaning and they will ‘review’ their account.

“He has since sent a message to apologize so they must have said something to him, but I didn’t respond.”

Scottish Police said: ‘We were called to a property on Ardayre Road, Prestwick on June 28 regarding concerns about a package which had been delivered.

“A small amount of controlled drugs have been collected and disposed of.”

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