Lost marijuana

Williams County Sheriff’s deputies recovered five garbage bags containing about 135 pounds of marijuana Tuesday morning.

The Williams County Sheriff’s Office is always dedicated to getting drugs off the street and on Tuesday morning they did exactly that — literally.

While responding to a littering complaint at 9 a.m. on Ohio 49 south of the Ohio Turnpike, deputies found 135 pounds of marijuana in five garbage bags.

“We’re guessing somebody’s not happy about it,” Chief Deputy Jeff Lehman said Tuesday afternoon after detectives posted a “lost and found” ad online.

“I doubt anybody will claim it but we want to make sure they have a chance to get their property back,” he said. “We’d also like to talk to them.”

The estimated street value of marijuana depends on location.

Had the bags been lost in Michigan, three miles north of the turnpike, where recreational usage is legal, the contents would have been worth an estimated $21,038.40, according to The Honest Marijuana Company’s state-by-state breakdown.

Had the bags been lost in Angola, or at least two miles west on the other side of the Indiana state line, the contents would have been worth an estimated $21,600.

In Ohio, the contents are worth an estimated $17,971.20, the website says.

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