Mass. cleanup crew finds bag full of pot in river

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Posted: Oct 19, 2010 3:49 PM
Mass. cleanup crew finds bag full of pot in river

Rocky Morrison thought he'd seen everything in his six years of pulling trash from the rivers of northeast Massachusetts. That was until Sunday, when he grabbed a plastic bag of marijuana floating in the Shawsheen River in Lawrence. Morrison calls the discovery "unusual."

Morrison, of Salem, N.H., helps run the nonprofit Clean River Project. He and his co-workers alerted police.

Lawrence police Chief John Romero tells The Eagle-Tribune that some of the pot had been packaged for street sale, and some was still in plant form. He estimated it weighed two pounds had a street value of $2,000.

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Information from: Eagle Tribune, http://www.eagletribune.com