Drug-Sniffing Turtle Discovers Marijuana

From The Washington Post:

A Montgomery County man was arrested after a researcher tracking a radio-equipped turtle in Rock Creek Park found the animal standing in a garden of marijuana plants in a remote area of the park, police said today.


The researcher notified authorities after finding the plants -- about a pound and a half of marijuana worth roughly $6,500 when sold in smaller amounts on the street, police said. Lachance said investigators covertly watched the marijuana garden until a man showed up to tend to the plants.

Although the turtle wasn't trained to sniff out marijuana, it's fairly obvious that's what happened. This is Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., a short distance from where I grew up. Trust me, those woods aren't crawling with clandestine cannabis cultivators. The turtle found what may have been the only outdoor marijuana growing in the whole city and I refuse to believe it was a coincidence.

Hypothesis: turtles are hippies. I assume the researcher has taken copious notes to that effect.
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turtles

I wonder how much we shelled out for that one?

Just more BS

When oh when are we going to stand up and say this is just BS? I am 68 years old and white and male, I have watched this failed "war" for over 35 yrs. I have seen good people whose only "crime" was smokingt a joint, end up in jail with their lives ruined by this "war". When the answer is to make our lousy "officials" take control of this problem. Remember when the "NRA" said "when guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns"? Well news flash, the same is true for drugs. If the "officialdom" or is it official-dumb, were forced to do their job, they would legalize it and put in drug stores or dram shops, at least the kids would have a harder time getting it. So folks don't say you care about the kids, by keeping prohibition in place you are promoting drugs for kids. Have a good life J.D. Lape'

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