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  posted on 5/26/2010 at 11:30 PM
Hundreds Of ‘Pot Plants’ Seized By Texas Cops Are Horse Mint

What was first thought to be one of the largest marijuana seizures in the Corpus Christi, Texas Police Department’s history turned into an embarrassing incident for the cops, as the clueless officers spent a busy and exciting evening harvesting hundreds of horse mint from a city park.

The revealing incident began when a teenager riding his bike through Waldron Park in Flour Bluff discovered what he thought were pot plants growing there about 8 p.m Thursday, reports Bart Bedsole of KRIStv.com.

Police then hauled away 300 to 400 medium-sized plants that they, too, believed were marijuana.

Exhausted officers only stopped collecting the harmless plants because it got too dark to work; they planned to return bright and early in the morning to look around for more marijuana.

Trouble is, after spending more than an hour laboriously removing and tagging hundreds of plants, and then hauling it all to the police department downtown, testing revealed that none of it was marijuana at all. It was just a fairly common type of weed known as horse mint.

“This is exactly the caliber of plice work that is done in Corpus Christi, Texas,” wrote Derrick Sillers, one commenter on the original news story. “The residents of Corpus [Christi] and Nueces County should seriously be concerned with how their tax dollars are spent. This is the same police department that serves, protects and investigates you.”

Officers did not explain how their big “drug haul” will be disposed of, now that they’ve spent untold hours and plenty of taxpayer money clearing weeds of the the city park.

 

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  posted on 5/26/2010 at 11:34 PM
On the site where I found this was this comment:

An old Italian lived alone in New Jersey . He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament:


Dear Vincent,
I am feeling pretty sad, because it looks like I won't be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. I know if you were here my troubles would be over. I know you would be happy to dig the plot for me, like in the old days.
Love, Papa


A few days later he received a letter from his son.

Dear Pop,
Don't dig up that garden. That's where the bodies are buried..
Love,
Vinnie


At 4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left.
That same day the old man received another letter from his son.


Dear Pop,
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That's the best I could do under the circumstances.
Love you,
Vinnie

 

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  posted on 5/26/2010 at 11:53 PM
The really funny thing is going to be the mountain of evidentiary challenges on pending marijuana arrests this is going to produce.

 

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  posted on 5/27/2010 at 12:11 AM
One of the best stories I've read today.

 

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  posted on 5/27/2010 at 12:59 AM
LMFAO!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 5/27/2010 at 04:51 AM
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The revealing incident began when a teenager riding his bike through Waldron Park in Flour Bluff discovered what he thought were pot plants growing there about 8 p.m Thursday


What in the hell is wrong with this kid?...calling the police..Shame on him..

 

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  posted on 5/27/2010 at 05:30 AM
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The revealing incident began when a teenager riding his bike through Waldron Park in Flour Bluff discovered what he thought were pot plants growing there about 8 p.m Thursday


What in the hell is wrong with this kid?...calling the police..Shame on him..


I may have to drive down and take a look. I practically grew up in Flour Bluff during the summer. We have friends that had a house on the bay down there. Great, great memories. We would sleep all day and fish all night in the international waterway. If you havent had Gafftop then you dont know what you are missing. My mom would help seine for shrimp in the bay and the fish frys we would have would last for two days.

 

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  posted on 5/27/2010 at 07:20 AM
Hmmm. I've been looking at Google images of Horse Mint for the past 5 minutes. I can't find a single image that remotely resembles cannabis. I guess biology/botany is not a requirement for law enforcement.

 

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  posted on 5/27/2010 at 07:23 AM
It sounds like the park needed weeding so the taxpayer's dollars were actually better spent than if it had been pot.

 

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  posted on 5/27/2010 at 08:15 AM
There's a little video about this out there. This plant looks nothing at all like weed. It is kind of scary to think an entire police department could be this incompetent. Have they never seen weed before? They bust people for having something they can't even identify? I wonder if a spokesman has stepped up to say, "Sorry. We're idiots."

 

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  posted on 5/27/2010 at 03:39 PM
I like it

Cops pulling weeds instead of busting pot smokers.

Good work Kid.

I wonder if the kid knew it wasn't pot and was messing with the law!

when I was in high school my neighbor asked me if horse mint was Marijuana.
I guess it is sometimes mistaken by those not familiar with the cannabis plant

wonder how he knew that I Knew what the real plant looked like?

 

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