Good Samaritan turns over gym bag full of pot found in Braintree

BRAINTREE, MA (WHDH) - Braintree police posted a tongue-in-cheek message Tuesday to the person who misplaced a gym bag containing a “huge amount of cannabis.”

About 2 a.m.,  a person came to the lobby of the Braintree Police Station with a Nike backpack he found in the middle of the road in the area of 370 West Street, according to Braintree police.

While checking the backpack for identification, he observed two large plastic bags which he believed to be marijuana.

He then proceeded to the police station, where he turned over the backpack.

The contents, which did appear to be marijuana, were weighed. The two bags weighed 1 pound each, police said.

In a message on Twitter, Braintree told the person who left the bag near 5 Corners Monday night not to panic, because “a Good Samaritan found it in the road and brought it to our station. Please come to the police station to collect it.”

The post also had the hashtag #LitteringAndSmokingTheReefer, a reference to the movie Super Troopers.

The incident remains under investigation.