Apr 6, 2007

after all, lycopene is a gateway drug

Pullman's finest, acting on a drug tip, swooped in:
A Pullman landlord notified police about a grow lamp in a closet, and police got a search warrant for a drug raid.

Eight officers with guns drawn surprised three roommates in the apartment last weekend and discovered they were growing tomatoes.

Commander Chris Tennant says it's the department's duty to investigate all credible complaints regarding marijuana growing operations in Pullman.
Credible. Credible complaints. All credible complaints.

Worse, one grow lamp in a closet warrants eight officers with guns drawn?

Thankfully, this ended as farce, not tragedy.

Update: As Radley Balko notes, tragedy is too often the outcome.

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