Cops Allegedly Confiscated His Pot. So He Called the Cops on Them

He was quite irate (and wrong) during his conversation with an Ohio police sergeant
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 6, 2019 1:00 PM CDT
Man's Phone Call to Police: 2 Cops 'Stole' My Weed
This April 15, 2017, file photo shows marijuana plants for sale at the ShowGrow dispensary in downtown Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File)

A man confused about Ohio drug laws called a police department demanding that officers return the small amount of marijuana they "stole" from him, per the AP. WXIX reports the man told a Sharonville police dispatcher in an expletive-laced call Tuesday that it's legal to possess 100 grams (3.5 oz.) of marijuana, and that the amount officers seized was just 4 grams (0.14 oz). Sharonville police posted a recording of the call on their Facebook page. "Hi, I need to do a complaint about two Sharonville cops," the irate-sounding man says in the call. "They stole my f---ing weed last night." There's a slight pause after he speaks, and then the dispatcher calmly responds, "OK, let me have you talk to a supervisor."

A Sharonville sergeant then takes over, at which point the caller says he'd been staying at a hotel when the "theft" took place. "My wife had my f---ing weed in her purse, and the motherf---ing cops took it. ... It was really good f---ing weed." The caller then gets increasingly upset as the sergeant tells him he's wrong about the legality of the amount he allegedly had and that he'll have to come down in person to file a complaint. The suburban Cincinnati department wryly noted on Facebook, "People may be a bit in the weeds, so we would like to take this opportunity to clear the haze"—to wit, while some Ohio cities have decriminalized pot possession, it remains illegal in the state. "To be blunt, recreational marijuana is still ILLEGAL ... per our STATE law. ... Here in Sharonville, Ohio, 100 grams is not 'cool.' Pass it on." (More marijuana stories.)

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