TAMPA, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol says anyone missing two big bags of pot can call their Tampa area office.
A crew picking up litter from along Interstate 4 near Tuesday morning made an unusual find: two big plastic garbage bags stuffed with freshly harvested marijuana.
The 60 pounds of pot might be worth around $54,000 on the street, said FHP Trooper Larry Coggins. It probably fell off or was thrown from a car on the interstate.
The plants appeared freshly picked and some had intact roots.
It's not the largest amount of pot ever dumped along a roadside, but it's certainly not a common find, Coggins said.