New Hampshire police offer funny advice after the seizure of 25 marijuana plants

The police in Marlborough, New Hampshire, posted photos of a recent marijuana seizure on Facebook Wednesday.

(Marlborough Police)

The police in Marlborough, New Hampshire, posted photos of a recent marijuana seizure on Facebook Wednesday, where she also shared a message about the growing marijuana plants.

“FACT: the Possession of small amounts of marijuana decriminalized in NH,” authorities wrote in part. “FACT: This does not mean that you can grow 25 marijuana plants on the property of someone else.”

The police mentioned another tidbit for the readers.

“FACT: the Use of the fine-tuned horticulture skills to grow delicious organic tomatoes is much more worth it and much more legal,” the post said.

Included in the post were two photos of marijuana plants around a cruiser. A third turned out to be a humorous character, that the police on a pole and placed at the place of seizure, the Boston Globe reports.

“I’m sorry about your luck,” he said, adding that the plants may be requested from the police department.

Government opted not to do an in-depth research to determine the property, stating the time and costs compared to a possible result, Sgt. Zachary Byam told the newspaper.

“The best solution is to remove the plants and spread the word,” Byam said. “It was one of those things where we had to draw the line somewhere, and I think this is the best decision to be made.”


The Facebook post has received more than 890 responses and 377 reactions from the Sunday afternoon.

The police responded to several users in the comments section-where they also have a message that is addressed to “the Friends and not-so-friendly-followers.”

“Many of you have jumped on the chance to point out how much of a waste of “manpower” and “taxpayer money” this was,” authorities wrote, calling it “a very simple removal of the operation that took several officers less than an hour to reach from the start to the finish.”

“The material costs consisted of five plastic garbage bags,” she added. “The alternative would have been a long, costly operation for the identify of the party responsible. In view of the fact that “ignore” is NOT an option for those of us obligated to enforce all laws, but “controversial” we made a decision to take care of the problem as responsibly and efficiently as possible. This situation was mentioned in our, and not something we spent some effort to discover on our own. You may not like it, but the law itself is not under our control, and these plants are grown amount to a felony offense under the current legislation of a member state.”

Authorities added in part, “Contrary to many uninformed opinions shared here, that we do not focus our attention on “busting pot” instead of addressing heroin and other drugs. We are responsible for many areas of the law, and a seizure does not mean that every other drug problems to be overlooked.”

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