4 pounds of pot discovered inside donated cooler

A cooler full of weed that was donated to the Goodwill. Photo from Twitter/MonroePolice

Maybe it was from something they smoked, but whoever recently dropped off this cooler at their local thrift shop in Washington state seems to have forgotten to remove their massive stash of weed.

Employees at the Goodwill store in Monroe, Washington were understandably surprised when they opened up a cooler to discover numerous bags of marijuana while sorting through donations last Monday. The local police were called to the scene, where it was determined that in total 3.75 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $24,000 US, had been seemingly left inside the donated item.


“We went over there and they opened the lid and in there was five large bags of marijuana,” Debbie Willis of the Monroe Police Department told CNN. “Normally when we go there, it is for a shoplifter, but not anything like this.”

Police are currently trying to track down the owner of the cooler, but so far no one has decided to claim responsibility for the seemingly misplaced marijuana.

That’s likely because although individuals age 21 and over can possess up to an ounce of weed in Washington state, the nearly four pounds found that are now in Monroe Police possession is well over the legal limit.

Or it could be whoever donated the cooler was just feeling extra generous and wanted to treat the Goodwill staff to a good time. Either way, according to Monroe Police the estimated 60 ounces of marijuana will be sitting in the evidence locker until it’s scheduled to be destroyed later this year.