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A 61-year-old New Zealand housewife who lost a bag of cannabis was arrested when she showed up to reclaim it as “lost property” from the local police station.
The bag, containing 19 separate grams of marijuana wrapped in tinfoil, a cannabis pipe and a cellphone, was found at a ferry terminal in Picton on August 16, reports AFP.
After the person who discovered the bag of weed turned it over to police in the South Island town, the cellphone rang and a male caller asked about the marijuana’s whereabouts. The officers informed him it was at the Picton police station.
Patricia Lynette Wright, 61, turned up at the station to reclaim the bag of cannabis and was immediately arrested. She admitted the cannabis and the pipe were hers.
Wright received a six-month supervision order and was ordered to undergo drug counseling as directed by the Probation Service when she appeared in the Blenheim District Court on Monday.
The woman had a history of “drug convictions,” said Judge Peter Hobbs.