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News : Work Crews Recover Nearly 700 Pound Drug Stash In Ravine Near St. Joseph
Posted by Randy on 2014/7/30 4:48:50 (810 reads) News by the same author

(newspressnow.com) - Prisoners and a Buchanan County sheriff’s deputy uncovered more than they expected in a ravine south of St. Joseph.
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“In all, there were 678 1-pound marijuana packages and three large sacks of loose weed,” said Mike Donaldson, commander of the Buchanan County Drug Strike Force.

The street value, if sold in 1-ounce packages, is more than $1 million, Mr. Donaldson said.

The site is in a deep ravine near a county road, and it took some real effort to put it down there, he said.

On Monday, the prison work crew brought up eight double-sacked bags weighing about 25 pounds each.

“But the bags felt funny,” said Deputy Matthew Thornton, the work crew supervisor.

He opened a bag to see if he could identify who was dumping trash, but instead found the marijuana.

“Who’d have ever thought we’d find that much,” Mr. Thornton said. “It was unreal. I couldn’t believe it.”

When he realized he was looking at a drug cache, he contacted the Strike Force and had the inmates stop working until additional officers were on the scene.

“The Strike Force believes the marijuana was locally cultivated and harvested,” Mr. Donaldson said. “It’s definitely not ditch weed.”

The discovery is another benefit from the county’s cleanup program started in May by Sheriff Mike Strong, Western District Commissioner Ron Hook and Associate Circuit judges Keith Marquart and Ron Taylor.

“We had a photo of this trash site sent in in May but hadn’t been able to get there until Monday,” Mr. Hook said. “It turned out to be an exciting day for everyone involved.”

The commissioner also sees a scary part to this discovery. This much marijuana in a small community shows how invasive the drug culture can be, Mr. Hook said.

The entire cache was cataloged and then destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon. All of the appropriate federal agencies had been notified, according to the Strike Force.

Anyone who may stumble on a similar cache of drugs or have knowledge of a related drug site is asked to contact the Strike Force at (816) 233-3377.

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