In Redlands, California, police officers are investigating a rather ghoulish crime. Last week, 130 pounds of weed discovered in a cemetery in the town ruffled a few feathers and rattled a few bones. According to reports, an unnamed city employee found the goods. They were in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery on October 19. There, they discovered several bags stuffed with cannabis in one of the cemetery’s trash bins. Rather than revert to the age-old “finders keepers, losers weepers” or even consider the substantial find a perk of the job, the city employee called the police and made a report.
Later that same day, “a passer-by reported finding two boxes with additional marijuana nearby off of Sunset Drive,” said Carl Baker, spokesman for the city.
The amount of marijuana totaled close to 130 pounds, according to a Redlands police Facebook post. The value of that much marijuana was not immediately disclosed; however, according to the Cannabis Benchmarks, a Connecticut firm that monitors the cannabis industry, the price of a pound of marijuana in California is estimated at $1,300, making the find in Redlands potentially worth about $169,000. Baker later said due to the quality of the marijuana found, police officials valued it at significantly less, closer to $10,000.
Baker said the incident is under investigation and could not release any additional information. We don’t know for sure if the weed was obtained illegally or if it was some homegrown mess. In any case, the amount exceeds the legal limit of how much cannabis one is allowed to possess. And dumping it on city property is definitely not going to win anyone any favors with the police.