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Redlands police investigating discovery of 130 pounds of marijuana in, near cemetery

By in Press Enterprise on October 25, 2017

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

Redlands police are investigating the discovery of several bags and boxes filled with about 130 pounds of marijuana near and in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery last week, officials said.

A city employee in the cemetery Oct. 19 found several bags filled with marijuana inside one of the memorial park’s large trash receptacles and immediately called police, said Carl Baker, spokesman for the city.

Later that same day, “a passerby reported finding two boxes with additional marijuana nearby off of Sunset Drive,” Baker said in an email.

The amount of marijuana totaled close to 130 pounds, according to a Redlands police Facebook post. The value of that much marijuana was not immediately disclosed, however according to the Cannabis Benchmarks, a Connecticut firm that monitors the cannabis industry, the price of a pound of marijuana in California is estimated at $1,300 making the find in Redlands worth about $196,000.

Baker said the incident is still under investigation and cannot release any additional information. They ask anyone with information on this case to call the Redlands Police Department at 909-798-7681.

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