Police seek rightful owners of found pot plants

The Police Department posted on its Facebook page Thursday that an off-duty Alachua County sheriff’s deputy was walking his dog on a trail near an elementary school when he found the pot plants.

Posted by Gainesville Police Department on Thursday, September 22, 2016

The marijuana plants were underneath a bush, but accessible through a small path, police said.

Police said the officers are storing the plants until the “rightful owners can be found.”

Police also left a note where the pot was found that reads, “We have your weed.”

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