The Nation: Potluck

No one paid much attention to the two casually dressed young men who walked into a cable-television office in Gainesville, Fla., last week. They smiled at a young volunteer manning a telephone for the Jerry Lewis muscular dystrophy telethon, laid a brown paper bag in front of her, and said pleasantly, "Here, this is for you." Then they left.

Local Muscular Dystrophy Chairman Ron Bauldree opened the bag and found ten bundles of mostly $20 and $100 bills. Attached was a note: "$10,000 for M.D. collected by the Gainesville Marijuana Dealers Association. Right on."

A stunned Bauldree summoned police, who determined that the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!