Just Say No To Drugs Daisies: Canadian Police Pull Up Man’s Daisy Plants in Drug Raid

Police in Alberta Canada announced a major drug bust in ripping up 1,600 marijuana plants from the back yard of Ryan Thomas Rockman. It was the work of the Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT), which has dropped the charge of producing a controlled substance after they found that they had pulled up the man’s drugs daisies.

Rockman has been growing that fall-blooming perennial for a decade. The police however are still going to charge Rockman, 41, with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance (697 grams of dried marijuana and 6.3 grams of cannabis resin), and possession of proceeds of crime relating to cash found during the investigation. He is also charged with production of a controlled substance with respect to the resin.

What is interesting is that they decided to pull all of the plants in order to test them. Presumably, Rockman can now sue the police for the unnecessary damage. However, the police could argue that, given the other drugs found, this was not excessive or unreasonable. What do you think?

Source: The Star

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  3. So it seems that not only police in the U.S. are incompetent when it comes to marijuana. In Canada they just embarrased themselves, here they might wrongly raid the wrong house and shooting someone.

  4. Given a choice of stupidity or malice ,I’ll give the cops the benefit of a doubt and go with gross stupidity as well as ignorance. (if the daisies were actually flowering at the time of the seizure..I’ll give them double demerits for ignorance above and beyond the call of duty) ; o /

  5. FOAF Story:

    Cops raided a house searching for marijuana based on anonymous tip and uprooted several dozen prize-winning heirloom tomato plants. Rumor was a fellow grower was trying to up his chances of a blue ribbon at the county fair and called in the tip.

  6. I remember an ad on TV many years ago. In it a young girl was pulling petals out of a daisy. Counting backwards from ten, when she pulled the tenth one out a nucleur explosion occurred. Why isn’t this guy being charged with terrorism ??”

    He became President.

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