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01/04/2007 Archived Entry: "Catnip bust"
Police apologize to man after thinking catnip was cannabis
Raving Reporter Thunder here
It appears that 2 LAPD officers, upon leaving a convenience store (no word on the disposition of the doughnuts), saw what they thought was 5 lbs of cannabis in the back seat of a car.
Turned out to be catnip. And the owner of the car, Adrian Martinez, is the founder of DogCatRadio.com, a radio station that caters to pet lovers.
The guy is lucky he didn't wind up with his face in the pavement with a boot on his neck (or worse) as that seems to be the method of treatment for people who possess harmless plants. Ok, well.....there's still a boot on his neck in this case, but it's more figurative than literal and just as tyrannical.
Posted by Thunder @ 08:13 AM CST