AUBURN - Drug agents are investigating how a 20-pound bale of
marijuana got mixed in with a truckload of watermelons that were
delivered to the Good Shepherd Food-Bank.
A volunteer came across the marijuana while picking through the
watermelons Thursday afternoon. The man said the marijuana, which was
neatly wrapped with packing tape, was loaded near the front end of a
tractor-trailer that was delivering the watermelons to the food bank's
After the bale was discovered, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency was
called. An agent quizzed the man who found the bale but quickly
determined he had nothing to do with the illegal shipment.