PSA: Thrift Stores Cannot Resell Your Giant Bags of Weed

Donating to thrift shops is a terrific way to give a second life to your well-loved velcro sneakers, keyboards or flannel zebra jammies. However, thrift stores cannot accept the following items:

  • Tires
  • Soiled mattresses
  • Laptops
  • Large bags of marijuana

We thought this reminder might be helpful given that thrift store employee called police Thursday afternoon after finding a large bag of marijuana in a donation bin in North Seattle.

The employee was removing items from the bin near N. 100th Street and Aurora Ave N. at about 1 pm yesterday, when he found a garbage bag containing 2.5 pounds of marijuana.

An officer took the marijuana and placed it into evidence for destruction.