Pounds of pot found near campus

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University Police traced a silent phone call to the parking structure neighboring the station, where they discovered a shopping cart containing a garbage bag full of marijuana.Photo credit: Nicholas Carr

A garbage bag containing about 30 pounds of marijuana was discovered in the parking structure connected to the campus police station Thursday.

University Police received a phone call sourced from the parking structure on 2nd Street and Normal Avenue, said Lt. Corinne Beck.

The caller ended the call before any words were spoken, she said. Officers were sent to trace the call.

The officers discovered a shopping cart next to an Emergency Blue Light in the parking structure, she said. A large black garbage bag of marijuana was found in the shopping cart.

“It’s one of the strangest things I’ve seen in a long time,” Beck said.

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