That was the first thing I noted; felony charges for letting go of a set of balloons because it MIGHT impact some environmentally sensitive area. These are the thousand cuts that every day deny a citizen the right to bear arms. A law intended to prevent chemical dumping into the swamps is instead used to prosecute an innocent gesture.
Not all, but many and a growing number of law enforcement agencies are becoming hyper-vigilant and treating law abiding citizens as suspects or terrorist.
This is nonsense and should never have happened. The FHP trooper should be reprimanded.