Marijuana worth $345K found in southwest of Rochester

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on September 28, 2018.

“High quality” marijuana worth hundreds of thousands of dollars was recovered Monday in southwest of Rochester. This was informed by Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office.

As per the Sheriff’s Office, the marijuana was packed in three storage bins and two garbage bags. They were separated into 112 vacuums-sealed plastic packages weighing roughly 1 pound each and were found abandoned along a rural road southwest of Rochester.

While the identity of whoever is responsible for the pot is yet to be known, the Sheriff’s Office said it’s keeping under wraps other details about who found the marijuana or where it was located as the matter is under investigation.

“No one has come forward, and I’d be very surprised if they did,” Sheriff’s Capt. Scott Behrns said late Thursday morning.

“There are concerns for people’s safety due to the large amount that a dealer has lost, and we simply don’t want to place someone in danger for informing law enforcement,” a statement from the Sheriff’s Office read.

“We estimate the value of the marijuana, due to its high quality, to be approximately $345,000,” the statement continued, describing the location of the discovery as “a concealed spot.”

The Sheriff’s Office has asked people having information about the unattended marijuana to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-888-222-TIPS assuring to keep the callers’ details anonymous.

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