Bag of pot turns up at San Jose recycling center
By Leslie Griffy
Article Launched: 03/04/2008 01:33:38 AM PSThttp://origin.mercurynews.com/crime/ci_8446480
Somewhere in Santa Clara County is a pot farmer who recycles.
Or perhaps someone who put out the wrong bag for pickup.
Workers at the GreenTeam recycling center in San Jose were sorting material Friday when one of them opened a large trash bag and found five pounds of marijuana plants inside.
They called police to report their find about 11 a.m., officer Jermaine Thomas said.
Spring cleaning indeed.
The marijuana plants had been shoved into a large, black plastic bag, Thomas said, and could have come from anywhere in the county. The plants have been seized by police as evidence and won't make it to the composting bin anytime soon. Thomas said it wasn't clear whether the bag was dumped with lawn clippings or other recyclables.
A pound of the leafy-green stuff can go for as much as $750, Thomas said. It was unclear how much would have been sellable.
Anyone with information is asked to call the San Jose Police Department's narcotics covert investigations unit at (408) 277-4115.
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