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“Honest. That’s not mine. I don’t know how it got there.”

When sheriff’s deputies allegedly discovered bags of marijuana and cocaine between a man’s buttocks, they said he gave a quick explanation. Manatee County deputies said Raymond Stanley Roberts told them “The white stuff is not mine, but the weed is.”

via  msnbc.com.

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October 5, 2010 Posted by | Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off on “Honest. That’s not mine. I don’t know how it got there.”

300 tortoises…Oh, and two kilos of cannabis

Customs staff at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport noticed something stirring in two bags and discovered 300 tortoises hidden amid shredded paper.

Found taped up inside the sacks were 285 radiated tortoises, 15 spider tortoises and one Madagascar tortoise – all endangered species indigenous to Madagascar, said Loo Kean Seong, a senior official of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks.

Two slabs of cannabis weighing about two kilos were also discovered, said Nordin Kadir, narcotics chief of central Selangor state, where the airport is located.

via Express.co.uk – Home of the Daily and Sunday Express

June 14, 2010 Posted by | animals, Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off on 300 tortoises…Oh, and two kilos of cannabis

Crime tip: Don’t put your pot farm 25 feet from a police station

Police in Los Angeles recently busted a pot farm located in a building 25 feet behind a police station. How’d they know it was there? They smelled it.

via Pot Farm Found Behind Police Station, Says LAPD.

November 19, 2009 Posted by | cops, Crime, Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off on Crime tip: Don’t put your pot farm 25 feet from a police station

Crime tip: When carrying 30 pounds of pot it’s a good idea to obey traffic laws

A Maywood, Ill., man was taken to Jasper County Jail on Friday after a State Police canine officer discovered 30 pounds of suspected marijuana in his car.

Indiana State Police Master Trooper Rick Hudson stopped Brian K. Fortner, 37, at the DeMotte/Roselawn exit on northbound Interstate 65 Friday afternoon for driving 94 mph in a 55 mph zone.

via Local News :: Post-Tribune

A police officer acquaintance of mine once told me that they catch a large percentage of criminals because of traffic stops.

November 15, 2009 Posted by | crazy, Crime, Dumb Crook | | Comments Off on Crime tip: When carrying 30 pounds of pot it’s a good idea to obey traffic laws

Pot alarm

Dopey cannabis growers got busted by their own smoke alarm after plugs powering lights overheated. Neighbours on Liverpool Old Road in Walmer Bridge called the fire brigade after hearing the alarm going off in the empty house at around 10pm on Monday.

When firefighters arrived they found plugs for powerful ultra-violet lights used to boost the plants growth had been “overloaded”.

Police, who found two bedrooms filled with plants, have now launched an investigation and are hunting the growers, who were not in the house at the time.

via Lancashire Evening Post.

April 29, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off on Pot alarm

Never too old for a new career — but 6.5 tons of pot?

Nigeria’s anti-narcotics agency confiscated six and a half tons of marijuana from the home of a man who claimed to be 114-years-old.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said it had found 254 sacks of cannabis at the home of Sulaiman Adebayo in Ogun state, north of Lagos.

via Ananova – ‘Man, 114, caught with 6.5 tonnes of pot’.

April 3, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off on Never too old for a new career — but 6.5 tons of pot?

Crime Tip: Growing pot? Your alarm shouldn’t call the cops.

A New Jersey dentist has been arrested by police after they discovered he had over 40 marijuana plants at his home. Nothing particularly interesting there, until you note that police made the discovery because the mans burglar alarm had gone off. The bonus points go to the alarm system that was set up to alert police directly if anyone was breaking in to the house.

via inquisitr.com.

March 19, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off on Crime Tip: Growing pot? Your alarm shouldn’t call the cops.

Has your marijuana been tasting odd lately?

A Canadian truck driver transporting cattle was arrested Tuesday as he attempted to enter the United States after an inspection of his freight uncovered several million dollars worth of marijuana.

Officers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection detained the driver, Edwin Roy Fuller, 39, of Langley, British Columbia, at the Sumas crossing after discovering 1,746 pounds of high-grade marijuana also known as “B.C. Bud.”

…According to a news release, “officers scraped off the natural byproduct of cows and endured the associated odors to unbolt false panels which concealed hundreds of plastic bags of marijuana beneath.”

Officers needed 69 large boxes to repackage the marijuana for transport…

via Customs agents find ‘B.C. Bud’ under cow manure.

February 19, 2009 Posted by | animals, Dumb Crook | | Comments Off on Has your marijuana been tasting odd lately?

Riding high is a no-no

A Glens Falls [New York] man who was arrested Thursday night in connection with charges that he had a safe full of pot stolen from his home was charged [again]early Saturday when police found him driving downtown on a riding lawnmower while under the influence of marijuana, police said.

Donald L. Johnson, 42, of Ridge Street, drew police scrutiny because he had a man riding on the hood of the tractor as he crossed Glen Street near South Street at 12:09 a.m., said Glens Falls Police Sgt. Keith Knoop. Glens Falls Police Officer Seth French approached the men, and found that Johnson appeared intoxicated and admitted he had smoked marijuana, Knoop said. So he was charged with driving while ability impaired DWAI by drugs, a misdemeanor, and issued 10 traffic tickets, Knoop said.

via PostStar.com

The rest of the tickets are listed in the article at the link. And the guy riding on the hood of the lawnmower? He was ticketed too…for not wearing a seat belt.

November 17, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, Strange | , | Comments Off on Riding high is a no-no

Delivered to your door

Elite Kenyan police who went to help a luxury 4×4 that broke down outside their base were surprised when the occupants took off on foot – until officers took a closer look and found the vehicle loaded with marijuana.

via Metro.co.uk

November 3, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | | Comments Off on Delivered to your door

You mean that wasn’t a salad?

A Lakewood [Colorado] couple found a small bag of marijuana in a bag of food picked up at the drive-in of a Del Taco Restaurant.

Twenty-six-year-old Dennis Klermund, who police say waited on the husband who stopped at the restaurant Oct. 16, faces possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Steve Davis on Saturday said the couple called police after discovering the bag with their food order.

via 9NEWS.com

October 25, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | | Comments Off on You mean that wasn’t a salad?

Guess that makes it illegal

In June, officers received a tip about drug activity at the USA Motel on Dixie Highway. Police dogs searched the room and found marijuana packaged for sale, scales and cash.

Police arrested 19-year-old Gregory Griggs and charged him with trafficking marijuana. When arrested Griggs was wearing a T-shirt that read “It’s not ILLEGAL unless you get CAUGHT”.

Kentucky Enquirer

October 17, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | | Comments Off on Guess that makes it illegal

How do you pin a badge on a tortoise?

TechRadar UK

It’s been a strange week for tracking tech. In an unlikely turn of events, police arrested a suspected marijuana-grower after a box tortoise with a GPS tracker attached to its shell accidentally strayed slowly into a secret cannabis patch.

The tortoise was being tracked for “research purposes” in a park in Washington DC, local news reported… A ranger in charge of the reptile made the discovery when he retrieved it from a remote area of the park. US Park Police set up surveillance and later arrested a 19-year-old teenager on suspicion of growing the plants.

October 10, 2008 Posted by | animals | , , | Comments Off on How do you pin a badge on a tortoise?

A new meaning for “the government pot”

More at Sri Lanka government

Sri Lanka’s government wants to grow its own marijuana.

Facing a lack of the fresh weed for use in traditional Ayurvedic medical preparations, the government ministry responsible wants to be excepted from laws that have made marijuana illegal on the Indian Ocean island since the 1890s.

September 29, 2008 Posted by | People | , , | Comments Off on A new meaning for “the government pot”

No point in lying. Pot is pot. (Repeat 170 times.)

More at The SouthtownStar

Michelle L. Farnum did not seem surprised when Oak Lawn police knocked on her door Monday afternoon. Asked if she knew why officers were there, the 46-year-old woman had no doubt.

“Yes, because of what I have growing in my back yard,” she said, according to police. “My marijuana plants.”

All 170 of them, according to police.

Farnum, who told officers she recently had suffered a stroke, was charged with production of marijuana and possession of marijuana, police said.

“She made a comment to the guys that she was using it for her medical issues,” Oak Lawn police Division Chief Mike Kaufmann said. “But just because of the sheer number, we had no choice but to charge her.”

September 4, 2008 Posted by | People | , | Comments Off on No point in lying. Pot is pot. (Repeat 170 times.)

Hey! It could happen!

Priest’s gift from God

A Bulgarian priest is to go under police surveillance – because of a field of cannabis he claims is a gift from God.

Father Cyril Papudov has been arrested seven times but police have never caught him actually cultivating the crop. He claims the cannabis seeded by itself and is part of God’s gift of nature and nothing to do with him.

August 27, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | , | Comments Off on Hey! It could happen!

What better place to grow pot than at a drug clinic?

Link to The Local

Around 100 huge cannabis plants have been dug up and removed from the grounds of an addiction clinic in Neuss, near Düsseldorf.

Police spokesman Willi Arnold told the Express newspaper, “It concerned a plantation which was hidden in the clinic grounds, along a wall. The two-metre plants will now be examined and then destroyed.”

August 17, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Comments Off on What better place to grow pot than at a drug clinic?

Marijuana crop ratted out by a turtle

More at Turtle Leads Police to Marijuana Field

While you might normally spot D.C. area residents running, biking, or hiking through Rock Creek Park, it’s rare to find someone using the park to grow marijuana.

U.S. Park Police say thanks to a box turtle, that’s exactly what they discovered earlier this month. Authorities say a Maryland teenager is facing charges after allegedly turning a Rock Creek Park field into a marijuana farm, which was discovered by a National Park Services employee who was conducting research.

On July 14, authorities say the employee was tracking a box turtle that was outfitted with a GPS device for research purposes when the discovery was made.

The turtle was found in a remote area of the park south of the Maryland line, where they found approximately 10 marijuana plants growing.

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Park police staked out the area, saw the suspect tending the plants, got a warrant and nabbed him.

August 1, 2008 Posted by | animals | , | 2 Comments

Got $4.7M worth of marijuana? It’s a good idea to obey traffic laws.

More at toledoblade.com

A Naperville, Ill., man was arraigned yesterday in Maumee Municipal Court after authorities seized 104 pounds of marijuana valued at $4.7 million from his vehicle during a traffic stop Tuesday on the Ohio Turnpike.

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After the law is done with him it seems likely that the guys he was transporting the pot for will want to have a little “chat” too.

July 3, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | , | 1 Comment

Well, it’s a likely sounding story… not

An unsuspecting passenger who flew to Tokyo has a large package of cannabis in their luggage – courtesy of a bungled [Japanese] Customs training exercise.

An officer at Narita International Airport yesterday stuffed 142 grams of the drug into the side pocket of a randomly-selected black suitcase coming off an overseas flight so that the animal could detect it.

“The dog couldn’t find it and the officer also forgot which bag he put it in,” a Customs office spokeswoman said.

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May 26, 2008 Posted by | cops, Dumb cops | , , | Comments Off on Well, it’s a likely sounding story… not