Finding a sealed bag of fresh cannabis on the road would usually be grounds for “finders keepers” and an impromptu smoke session. But for Seattle’s Chase Burns and his partner Mark Castillo, it was an opportunity to solve a mystery and help a stranger who’d already had quite the day.

Our story began in Seattle at roughly 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

As Castillo was walking with his bike to his office in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, he watched a bike messenger swerve to dodge a passing car. In the near-miss, the messenger seemed to drop something to the curb. Hard to say what it was. It was dark. Castillo investigated.

Turns out it was a sealed quarter-ounce bag of premium cannabis flower.

What to do, what to do…

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