Slog is late to this party, but in case you're as slow as we are: Last Friday, this item appeared on the Seattle police blotter:
Donating to thrift shops is a terrific way to give a second life to your well-loved velcro sneakers, keyboards or flannel zebra jammies. However, thrift stores cannot accept the following items:
Large bags of marijuana
We thought this reminder might be helpful given that thrift store employee called police Thursday afternoon after finding a large bag of marijuana in a donation bin in North Seattle.
The employee was removing items from the bin near N. 100th Street and Aurora Ave N. at about 1 pm yesterday, when he found a garbage bag containing 2.5 pounds of marijuana.
An officer took the marijuana and placed it into evidence for destruction.
That's quite a "donation"—at going prices, probably over $1,000 $5,000 worth.
Was somebody trying to screw over a rival—or former business partner—by giving the drugs away? (But if so, why wouldn't they keep and/or sell the drugs?) Was the donation bin a dead drop and now somebody is in a lot of trouble for not getting there in time? Did someone get paranoid and decide to sacrifice the stash instead of getting caught with it?
Did someone smoke the other 2.5 pounds and lose their grip on reality?