Dog surprises owners by bringing home big bag of marijuana

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   March 30, 2016 at 1:29 PM

ELLISVILLE, Miss., March 30 (UPI) -- Authorities in Mississippi said a family dog went out wandering and brought home a mysterious gift -- a bag filled with marijuana.

The Jones County Sheriff's Office said investigators with the narcotics division were dispatched Saturday to an Ellisville home on a report of an unusual drug discovery.

The homeowner told investigators his dog had come home from wandering the neighborhood with a plastic bag that initially appeared to be garbage.

Investigators said the bag contained about a pound of marijuana.

The sheriff's office said detectives are working to determine the origin of the bag.

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