Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Jana Mathia
Gazette Editor 

Mystery seeds from China


August 6, 2020

While they may be no more than a "brushing scam," people are urged not to open or handle unsolicited seeds that have arrived in mailboxes from China Post, such as these which were mailed to a Colfax resident recently.

COLFAX-An international concern is showing up in local mailboxes.

Unsolicited packages of seed from China have been sent to people across the country. Even Whitman County has not been spared this bizarre puzzle.

"I though I'd ordered something from Amazon," said Kristina Willson of Colfax the first time she and husband Craig received one of the small packages. It arrived through the U.S. Postal Service and was marked with China Post. The label had English and Chinese writing on it and said it was from Suzhou JiangSu China. Although the package label said it contained a ring, inside was a s...

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