Kind Buds: Seattle Thrift Store Finds 2.5 Pounds of Pot in Donation BinBy Scott Gacek | The Daily Chronic October 21, 2013
”Thrift stores cannot accept the following items: tires, soiled mattresses, laptops, or large bags of marijuana.” -- Seattle Police Department
SEATTLE, WA — The Seattle Police Department are reminding residents that thrift stores are not allowed to re-sell donated bags of marijuana, following a the discovery of 2.5 pounds of pot at a thrift store in North Seattle.
“Donating to thrift shops is a terrific way to give a second life to your well-loved velcro sneakers, keyboards or flannel zebra jammies,” the Seattle Police Department said in a press release issued Friday. ”However, thrift stores cannot accept the following items: tires, soiled mattresses, laptops, or large bags of marijuana.”
Last Thursday afternoon, a thrift store employee in North Seattle called police after finding the pot in the store’s donation bin, according to police.
The employee was removing items from the bin near N. 100th Street and Aurora Ave N. at about 1 pm, when he found a garbage bag containing 2.5 pounds of marijuana.
An officer took the marijuana and placed it into evidence for destruction.
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by Scott Gacek
A long time marijuana reform activist from Boston, Scott Gacek served on the Board of Directors of MassCann, the Massachusetts state NORML chapter, from 2009-2011. In July 2013, Scott assumed the role of Editor in Chief of The Daily Chronic.