It seems unlikely that police will get an answer from the owner — but they did get a good laugh
Leicester Police are inviting the proprietor of a large bag of money and marijuana (as well as a set of house keys) to drop by and pick up their lost wares – and answer a few questions.
The bag was found in Leicester Market, where police have placed additional focus in recent weeks as a result of numerous public complaints relating to illicit drug sales, consumption and activity, Leicestershire Live reports.
A local news outlet reported earlier this year that retailers in the market have complained of harassment from users of synthetic cannabinoids, also known as “Spice” or “K2,” which are a potentially dangerous alternative to cannabis and the cause of serious public health issues in countries such as New Zealand.
The bag, which was found abandoned last Wednesday night just after 10 pm, was found when police were engaging in the stop-and-search of a suspect in the Market for unspecified reasons.
Although the suspect was not carrying anything illicit, the officers engaging in the search witnessed a small group of people trying to quickly vacate the area.
Upon quickly searching the place where the group had been standing, authorities located the bag of goodies. Later that evening, police sent out a tongue-in-cheek tweet to the mystery owner(s) of the cash, cannabis and keys. “Have you misplaced your house keys? If so give us a call on 101,” reads the tweet. “We would also like to ask you how you got the money and cannabis?”
It seems unlikely that police will get an answer from the owner — but they did get a good laugh.
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Written by Emma Spears