Brick of Marijuana found in Donation Box

In this month’s newsletter from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, there are briefs about partnerships with other charities and local businesses participating in a clothing drive. But there’s one entry that likely stood out to anyone who perused the monthly bulletin.

On May 20, the newsletter says volunteers sorting through clothes donations from Springfield drop-off bins discovered a brick of marijuana wrapped in cellophane. “There’s no telling who put it there or why,” said Tyler Moles, president of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Think Big Foundation. Moles said a Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member called the Springfield Police Department after the drugs were found, and the responding officer estimated the pot had a street value of $3,000.

“That’s the most expensive thing ever put in the bin, and we weren’t able to use it to help the charity,” Moles said.

Officials say a bundle of marijuana was dropped into a Big Brothers Big Sisters donation bin in Springfield last year.

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