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KopBusters rented a house in Odessa, Texas and began growing two small Christmas trees under a grow light similar to those used for growing marijuana. When faced with a suspected marijuana grow, the police usually use illegal FLIR cameras and/or lie on the search warrant affidavit claiming they have probable cause to raid the house. I

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submitted by: JoshLowry   Dec 6, 2008
category: News keywords: pot, drug, bust, raid, cops
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This is great! Of course the police are looking for a way to save face by charging them with a crime.

Why don't the cops get charged!
posted by: ErinBear     Dec 6, 2008
This is a great stunt, though I have to admit that Gary Cooper, the leader of the sting, is a bit used car salesman -y.
posted by: yongrel     Dec 6, 2008
Cops don't get charged because overpriced street weed keeps them in business.
posted by: TranceDanceMaster     Dec 7, 2008
Once again, cops get caught red-handed committing far worse and more invasive crimes than their marks are suspected's nice somebody's highlighting their hypocrisy, though. :)
posted by: MiniMe     Dec 7, 2008
Where I live, it's legal for them to use FLIR to find growers. There were some nifty FLIR voyeur sex videos they made that were going around the precincts until someone uploaded them to YouTube - of course they were taken down but the cat's out of the bag now that the cameras see more than just pot...
posted by: safeshark     Dec 7, 2008
Safeshark what police department is this?
posted by: errny     Dec 7, 2008

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