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Old 08-15-2013, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Don't you think the police should be able to?

The fact that they couldn't tell the difference is distressing but pulling up crop plants is inexcusable.

And wouldn't we all be breaking the law for having "debris" on our property if we are gardeners. Some of us call that debris a compost pile.

Texas Police Can't Tell Marijuana From Tomato Plants -
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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Absolutely. Anyone specializing in the drug-field should know there stuff. Shameful.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:06 AM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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By scent alone I'd say tomato plants are at least as distinctive as marijuana plants, in other words a blind man should be able to tell one from the other.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:07 AM
 
Location: NC
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I'd think the tomatoes would be a dead giveaway.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:31 AM
 
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Thank god we are going to win the War on Tomatos!
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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With all the crime in the Dallas area, you would think that the police have enough to keep them busy. But it's not often as fun as launching a full scale SWAT attack on tomato plants. Once they realized their mistake, they then had to look around and find something - anything - to charge the owner with. What was the reason for uprooting the blackberries and okra, anyway?

I'll guarantee the "tip" was from some older, nosy neighbor who didn't like the looks of the occupants and figured because they had long hair, they must be growing pot behind that bamboo. Ridiculous!
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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By scent alone I'd say tomato plants are at least as distinctive as marijuana plants, in other words a blind man should be able to tell one from the other.
The police should have tried rolling a joint and smoking it. The dead giveaway would have been just a sore throat and no high - unless they were high already!
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:43 AM
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I'd think the tomatoes would be a dead giveaway.
Maybe they thought they were just big red buds.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:45 AM
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Thank god we are going to win the War on Tomatos!
Not if this one shows up

1065: 'The Tomato That Ate Cleveland''- off-set poster : Lot 1065
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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Being close to a National Park we get the black helicopters flying overhead a lot. Those people are supposed to be highly trained to see the difference between agricultural crops and weed. It does seem like there was a something else going on and more to this than is being reported. If you spot a follow up please post it NK.
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