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Wed Jul 13, 2016, 01:39 AM

 

Filed under police intelligence: Heavily armed drug cops raid retiree’s garden, seize okra plants

Georgia police raided a retired Atlanta man's garden last Wednesday after a helicopter crew with the Governor's Task Force for Drug Suppression spotted suspicious-looking plants on the man's property. A heavily-armed K9 unit arrived and discovered that the plants were, in fact, okra bushes.

The officers eventually apologized and left, but they took some of the suspicious okra leaves with them for analysis. Georgia state patrol told WSB-TV in Atlanta that "we've not been able to identify it as of yet. But it did have quite a number of characteristics that were similar to a cannabis plant."

Indeed! Like cannabis, okra is green and it has leaves.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/10/06/heavily-armed-drug-cops-raid-retirees-garden-seize-okra-plants/

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Reply Filed under police intelligence: Heavily armed drug cops raid retiree’s garden, seize okra plants (Original post)
Photographer Jul 2016 OP
chillfactor Jul 2016 #1
lpbk2713 Jul 2016 #2
NanceGreggs Jul 2016 #3
longship Jul 2016 #4
Photographer Jul 2016 #8
Night Watchman Jul 2016 #13
msanthrope Jul 2016 #15
malaise Jul 2016 #16
MohRokTah Jul 2016 #5
montana_hazeleyes Jul 2016 #6
PatrickforO Jul 2016 #7
womanofthehills Jul 2016 #9
Hulk Jul 2016 #10
B Calm Jul 2016 #11
jtuck004 Jul 2016 #12
malaise Jul 2016 #17
Mendocino Jul 2016 #22
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #14
hobbit709 Jul 2016 #18
NightWatcher Jul 2016 #19
JonathanRackham Jul 2016 #20
Vinca Jul 2016 #21
appal_jack Jul 2016 #23
raven mad Jul 2016 #24

Response to Photographer (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 01:46 AM

1. oh good grief!

the retiree is lucky the cops didn't shot him.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 01:51 AM

2. I'd like to see a dollar figure that was expended on this.




And then show it to them when they say they can't afford something that is really needed.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 01:53 AM

3. Have you never seen the classic film ...

... "Okra Madness"?

That'll open your eyes, my friend.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 01:58 AM

4. DUzy!

I miss the DUzies!

Way to go, Nance. Love ya!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 02:31 AM

8. LOL! That's an awesome looking pillow over there....

 

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 04:45 AM

13. Amen

 

I've lost several friends to that goddam okra!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 05:43 AM

15. Once you try the Demon Okra, can shit like Chayote be far behind? nt

 

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 05:59 AM

16. Too good

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 01:59 AM

5. The story is from 2014, but it's a great example of the towering intellect of drug task forces. eom

 

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 02:10 AM

6. I've never smoked it,

but it's great in gumbo.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 02:17 AM

7. So...police intelligence...is that like, an oxymoron?

And don't you think the heavily armed group that did the raid is a little bit on the side of overkill?

You know the Okra guy is really lucky one of these cops didn't plant something to be 'found.'

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 02:55 AM

9. NM Supreme Court - helicopter pot search illegal & unreasonable intrusion

Looks like planes won't be searchin NM for okra fields this year.

Supreme court: Helicopter search that led to pot conviction was illegal

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that surveillance from a helicopter that led to the conviction of a Northern New Mexico man for growing marijuana was illegal under the United States Constitution.

The difference was that in this case, Davis and others in the area reported that the helicopter was flown at such an altitude to cause a disturbance to property, including noise, flying dust and even some property damage.

“[W]hen low-flying aerial activity leads to more than just observation and actually causes an unreasonable intrusion on the ground—most commonly from an unreasonable amount of wind, dust, broken objects, noise, and sheer panic—then at some point courts are compelled to step in and require a warrant before law enforcement engages in such activity,” the opinion states. “The Fourth Amendment and its prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures demands no less.”

Neighbors reported the downdraft from the helicopters broke four-by-four beams and a solar panel.


http://nmpoliticalreport.com/17265/supreme-court-helicopter-search-that-led-to-pot-conviction-was-illegal/

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 03:51 AM

10. the South

 

Behavior.I might expect in the South.

What did I read yesterday about the republiKKKan platform being concerned with pornography as a national threat, or some such nonsense?

No hypocrisy from these idiots surprises me anymore. The same from the South. Nada.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 03:56 AM

11. Georgia pot growers must be laughing their asses off.

 

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 04:39 AM

12. You people laugh, but it's a gateway vegetable. n/t

 

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 06:00 AM

17. Hehehehehhehe

and oh so slimy

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 08:53 AM

22. Next it will be radishes,

then the heroin of the garden: Brussels Sprouts!

Just say no to O

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 05:37 AM

14. yay drug war!

your tax dollars at work.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 06:13 AM

18. It certainly looks like marijuana.


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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 06:28 AM

19. What, is that a plant in there?

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 07:01 AM

20. The cops were collecting vegetables to make lunch

Stone soup.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 07:56 AM

21. Years ago I knew a woman who grew poppies in her back yard and, to this day,

I'm convinced they were the kind that produce opium. I'm sure she was only growing flowers, but I always wondered where she got the seeds.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #21)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 09:16 AM

23. They all produce opioids.

 

Producing opioids is what poppies do: the amount just varies from type to type.

The bread poppy seeds that you see on bagels come from plants that produce opioids.

I have been told by a nurse that California Poppies have some of the lowest opioid content of any of the poppies.

-app

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 09:58 AM

24. LOL! I hope they tried to harvest okra like marijuana -

I've done it - it takes DAYS to get over it!!!

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