Salvation Army Donation: Big Bag of Pot

Pennsylvania outlet working with police to find owner

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Feb 21, 2014 12:44 PM CST

(Newser) – How ... generous? An act of charity may end badly for one donor to a Pennsylvania Salvation Army outlet. Sugarcreek Borough police say they were called when workers found a large plastic bag of marijuana among some donated clothes earlier this week. Police Chief Matt Carlson tells the Oil City Derrick he suspects the owner of the drugs has noticed them missing by now, if only because the bag contained a "substantial quantity" of pot. Police were working with store employees to determine who donated the clothes and when. The chief says this isn't the first time officers have investigated an unusual item among donated clothing, saying, "We've had guns, ... cash, ... rings, and now marijuana."

Salvation Army workers in New York.   (Photo by Carlo Allegri for Hanes)
A Salvation Army thrift store is seen in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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