Wichita, KS – Police report that “stoner” mice have eaten marijuana in a Kansas police evident shed.
Police officers had discovered that three bags of marijuana at their police evidence storage facility in Wichita had been torn asunder. Other bags of marijuana were completely missing. Police suspected evidence tampering at first but then it became evident that the culprits were operating on a much smaller scale…
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, many states in America have begun partially legalizing medical marijuana. The state of Kansas is not among them. Simply possessing marijuana in Kansas is a misdemeanor that carries a penalty of $2500 and one year in prison. Merely possessing paraphernalia is also a misdemeanor with similar charges. Selling or distributing marijuana carries hefty fines of up to $300,000 and multiple years in prison. Growing your own cannabis is a criminal felony that requires between 12 and 17 years in prison. Despite this high cost, many people feel they are morally obligated to break laws they feel are unjust.
According to Kake.com, standard protocol for any incident involving police evidence requires officers to open a new case on the matter. The Wichita police officers investigated the missing marijuana bags and on Thursday they reported their suspects. According to NBC, Police Lt. Doug Nolte says mice chewed into the bags of marijuana from some 2009 cases, nested in it, and ate some:
“We’ve got some mice that are stoners.”
Nolte says this type of thing is not that uncommon because cannabis has a strong odor that attracts animals such as mice. Wichita police have taken photographs, resealed the marijuana bags, and re-weighed the evidence for storage.
Meanwhile, the rodent suspects are at large and an exterminator has been contracted to form a police search party. No charges have been filed.