Inmate Work Crew Finds 700 Pounds of Marijuana at Dump Site

Published 07/29 2014 01:04PM

Updated 07/29 2014 01:07PM

(BUCHANAN COUNTY, Mo.) A group of inmates assigned to a county clean-up job found more than trash at an illegal dump site Monday.

According to the Buchanan County Drug Strike Force, the work crew found several garbage bags filled with sealed bags of marijuana at the illegal dump site in southern Buchanan County.

The crew recovered 678 individual one-pound packages along with large bags of marijuana that was not packaged.

Altogether, the marijuana weighed more than 700 pounds. The Drug Strike Force estimates the value at between $700,000 and $2 million.

The agency is investigating to determine who is responsible.

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