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$2,000 Worth of Pot Found Floating in Mass. River

(CBS/AP)
Mass. Cleanup Crew Finds Bag Full Of Pot In River
(CBS/AP)

METHUEN, Mass. (CBS/AP) Rocky Morrison thought he'd seen everything in his six years of pulling trash from the rivers of northeast Massachusetts.

That was until Sunday, when he grabbed a plastic bag of marijuana floating in the Shawsheen River in Lawrence.

Morrison, of Salem, N.H., helps run the nonprofit Clean River Project. He and his co-workers alerted police.

Lawrence police Chief John Romero tells The Eagle-Tribune that some of the pot had been packaged for street sale, and some was still in plant form.

He estimated it weighed two pounds and had a street value of $2,000.