Drug Law

Keystone Cops Record Largest Weed Bust in Corpus Christi History

| by Reason Foundation

KRIS-TV reports from Corpus Christi, Texas:

What was initally thought to be one of the largest marijuana plant seizures in the police department's history turned into what amounted to a city park cleanup Thursday night.

Shortly after 8:00pm, a teen riding his bike through Waldron Park in Flour Bluff discovered what he thought were marijuana plants growing there.

Police later hauled away 300-400 medium-sized plants that they also believed [were] marijuana.

If fact, officers only stopped collecting the plants because it got too dark, and planned to return in the morning to look around for more.

However, after spending more than an hour removing and tagging the hundreds of plants, then hauling it all down [to] the police department downtown, testing revealed that none of it was marijuana at all.

Embarrassed officers haven't given any word yet on what the plants actually were.