Charity Workers Find Brick Of Marijuana In Donation Bin

Volunteer workers for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks in Springfield, Missouri got a surprise bundle while sorting through donations last spring.

According to the Springfield News-Leader, the February issue of the Big Brothers Big Sisters monthly newsletter tells of volunteers who were receiving clothing donations on May 20, 2018 when they discovered a cellophane-wrapped brick of marijuana among the items.

After a staff member called Springfield Police, the bundle of cannabis was retrieved by an officer, who estimated the street value of the brick to be around $3,000.

“That’s the most expensive thing ever put in the bin,” Big Brothers Big Sisters president Tyler Moles told the News-Leader. “And we weren’t able to use it to help the charity.”

He said that the organization was initially hesitant to spread any word of the incident, but because donations decrease during the winter months, he is hoping that the publicity will serve as a reminder that they still need people to donate clothing and shoes for adults and children.

Donated items are sold to partnered purchasers of secondhand clothing, and the proceeds are used to fund Big Brothers Big Sisters youth mentoring programs.

In addition to the brick of cannabis, Moles said that other peculiar items such as laptops, cell phones, bb guns, and adult novelties have also appeared in the donation bins.

Since last May, Springfield Police have not been able to determine who left the bundle of marijuana in the purple donation bin, have not identified any suspects, and have made no arrests.

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