Volunteers find marijuana in produce at Douglas Food Bank

CREATED Feb 24, 2013

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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Volunteers from the Douglas Community Food Bank, along with representatives from the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona in Tucson were taken by surprise when they discovered marijuana hidden with a package of squash, according to Bill Carnegie, CEO of the Community Food Bank.
 
"It was a surprise for them and they immediately called the authorities," said Carnegie. 
 
Carnegie says the package came from the Community Food Bank in Tucson and arrived in Douglas during a distribution delivery.
 
"It came off one of our trucks." 
 
Carnegie tells KGUN9 that the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona receives 10 million pounds of produce a year, from all over the region, including Mexico, California and New Mexico. 
 
"I think we were victims," says Carnegie. "There is no indication that it was our fault."
 
According to Carnegie, the Food Bank plans to immediately implement inspection procedures to prevent an incident like this from happening again. 
 
"We have a 36-year history of exemplary service to this community," says Carnegie. "It's embarrassing and I apologize."