Great news, passing glancer! The police department of Braintree, Massachusetts — a suburb outside of Boston — have the “huge bag of cannabis” that you left sitting around for just about anyone to find.
According to reports, a “good samaritan” exercised his neighborly goodwill by bringing the gym bag of weed into the police station for, uh, the person who lost it to collect at their earliest convenience. And to get it back, Braintree cops say all the owner has to do is show up and tell the cops that the weed belongs to them– it should all work out just fine.
Anyone lose a gym bag containing a huge amount of cannabis near 5 corners last night? Don’t panic, a Good Samaritan found it in the road and brought it to our station. Please come to the police station to collect it. #LitteringAndSmokingTheReefer pic.twitter.com/5ta8vsCg8h
— Braintree Police Department (@BraintreePolice) September 25, 2018
In a press release, police said the bag of pot was discovered in the road around 2 a.m. on Tuesday near a Five Corners; not too far from a Dave and Buster’s, a Home Depot, and a Panera Bread. It’s safe to say somebody had a heck of a day planned– or their strip-mall-drug-deal took a left turn.
The man who found it was looking for identification when he noticed two bags “believed to be marijuana” inside the backpack. Police said each of the bags weighed one-pound.
Although the incident is under investigation, Braintree cops took to twitter and handled the situation by making a Super Troopers reference:
“Anyone lose a gym bag containing a huge amount of cannabis near 5 corners last night?,” police said on Twitter. “Don’t panic, a Good Samaritan found it in the road and brought it to our station. Please come to the police station to collect it. #LitteringAndSmokingTheReefer.”
Most of the time it’s safe to assume you won’t get in trouble when cops make Super Troopers references. But the sticker pictured on the front of the bag says “Destroy,” which indicates the police plan on getting rid of the bounty; and that their tweet is a hilarious ploy to entice the owner of the loaded gym bag to come forward.
This isn’t the first time that a police department has dared the owner of a large amount of pot to come and collect their goods at the police station, according to the Boston Globe. In August, officers in Marlborough, New Hampshire, confiscated 25 cannabis plants from private land after someone called in and reported it. The cops made an announcement for the owners of the plants to come in and “recover” their product.
Cannabis is legal in Massachusetts–and has been since 2016. But state law only allows people to possess up to one-ounce of flower in public. In the comfort of your own home, however, residents can keep up to 10-ounces of cannabis. Smoking in public is not allowed and doing so can result in a $100 fine.