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Students find 22 pounds of pot during post-Earth Day cleanup in Florida Keys

Mary Ann Thomas
Students participating in a cleanup in the Florida Keys found a bale of marijuana.

As part of a post-Earth Day cleanup, Coral Shores High School students volunteered to pick up litter in the Florida Keys and found a rather large item: a 22-pound bale of marijuana, according to the Miami Herald.

Volunteers called local authorities and Border Patrol agents to pick up the marijuana that was baled in a plastic covering.

The students from the village of Islamorada, which encompasses six of the Florida Keys, were participating in a cleanup in a mangrove stand and found the bale of contraband, which was confirmed by Adam Hoffner, the agent in charge of the Florida Keys for U.S. Border Patrol, according to the Herald.

“We continue to encourage community members to immediately report any suspicious packages that they encounter to local law enforcement agencies,” Hoffner said.

Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-226-4691, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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