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COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) — There's too much marijuana and too little ventilation at the Coos County Courthouse this spring, so it's smelling a little wacky.
The coastal county had to shut down its aging garbage incinerator in March.
Pot confiscated in drug cases that would have been burned now stacks up in evidence lockers.
The World of Coos Bay reports that on warm days, the aroma drifts through the building.
A county commissioner has joked about the contact high.
Recently, the county had a 10-pound stockpile and disposed of much of it in a forester's waste fire.
But the dope is expected to accumulate again.
The county is trucking other garbage to landfills.
For items such as drug evidence that can't be dumped, it may buy a small incinerator.
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