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Black Lab Retrieves Pot, Causes Owner's Drug Arrest; Retrieves Pot, Takes It To Officer
AP ^ | 2.16.05

Posted on 02/16/2005 2:09:34 PM PST by ambrose

Black Lab Retrieves Pot, Causes Owner's Drug Arrest Dog Wades Into Creek, Retrieves Pot, Takes It To Officer

POSTED: 9:22 am EST February 16, 2005 UPDATED: 10:56 am EST February 16, 2005

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- JD the Labrador Retriever meant well, but he has landed his owner in a mess of trouble.

Police said his owner, Matthew Porter, of Richland Hills, was playing Frisbee golf with two friends at a suburban Dallas-Fort Worth course Monday when a police officer arrived.

The officer thought he smelled burning marijuana, so he asked the men for identification and began checking for outstanding warrants.

JD, apparently sensing the party was over, waded into nearby Bear Creek, retrieved a plastic bag containing pot and brought it to the officer.

The black Lab's 25-year-old owner was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia. Micah Hays, 24, was charged with marijuana possession. The third member of the party -- a 31-year-old Mansfield man -- wasn't charged. JD was turned over to him.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: ambrosespam; doggieping; gooddog; pets; wodlist
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1 posted on 02/16/2005 2:09:35 PM PST by ambrose
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To: ambrose

Bad dog!


2 posted on 02/16/2005 2:11:20 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: ambrose

Labs fold too easily under police pressure.


3 posted on 02/16/2005 2:11:33 PM PST by bayourod ("Give us a chance and we'll give you a choice." RNC)
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To: ambrose

Awwww.... good dog.


4 posted on 02/16/2005 2:11:37 PM PST by MisterRepublican (Liberalism kills.)
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To: ambrose

Labs...


5 posted on 02/16/2005 2:12:02 PM PST by StoneColdGOP (Warning: Not being an open-borders RINO can be dangerous to your FR health.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

ping...ever helpful, ever eager to please...


6 posted on 02/16/2005 2:12:21 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: ambrose

Why didn't the dog get charged?


7 posted on 02/16/2005 2:12:58 PM PST by TBall
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To: ambrose; Mamzelle; Flyer; technochick99; sinkspur; annyokie; Scott from the Left Coast; 88keys; ...
Posted this morning:

Police-man's Best Friend - bags owner on pot charge

Ping!


Other articles with keyword "DOGGIEPING" since 12/29/04

8 posted on 02/16/2005 2:13:53 PM PST by HairOfTheDog (It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life!)
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To: ambrose

"it seemed like a good idea to train the dog to retrieve things when we were high. You just really feel like moving sometime you know. We found our solution in JD. We also trained him to sniff things out when we were to high to remember where we put them. It's handy when you loose your keys"


9 posted on 02/16/2005 2:14:21 PM PST by tfecw (Vote Democrat, It's easier then working)
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To: ambrose

Some doggie bag!


10 posted on 02/16/2005 2:14:38 PM PST by right wing
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To: tfecw

err don't really feel like moving


11 posted on 02/16/2005 2:14:49 PM PST by tfecw (Vote Democrat, It's easier then working)
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To: ambrose

Labs are more unemployed drinking buddy than rocket scientist in the dog intelligence hierarchy.


12 posted on 02/16/2005 2:16:00 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ambrose
was playing Frisbee golf with two friends

Classic.
13 posted on 02/16/2005 2:16:27 PM PST by Daus
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To: ambrose
JD, apparently sensing the party was over, waded into nearby Bear Creek, retrieved a plastic bag containing pot and brought it to the officer.

Why is this guy being held responsible for a plastic bag his dog found?
14 posted on 02/16/2005 2:17:50 PM PST by Stone Mountain
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To: billorites

woof


15 posted on 02/16/2005 2:18:31 PM PST by woofie
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To: ambrose

LOL. Reminds me of the old saying about Golden Retrievers. They will lead burglars right to the valuables.....and then lick them to death.


16 posted on 02/16/2005 2:18:42 PM PST by Dan from Michigan (Republican Party Reptile)
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To: ambrose

LOL, I love this story. Our lab would retrieve our children when asked. You can tell him to go get a child by name and he would go upstairs and wake up exactly the named child. We used it as an incentive before school. You better get out of bed or I'm sending Dudley up to get you. Woirked every time.


17 posted on 02/16/2005 2:19:14 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: dead

Tell me about it.


18 posted on 02/16/2005 2:20:38 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: dead
My God!

You have captured the exact essence.

19 posted on 02/16/2005 2:21:58 PM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: ambrose

I love the verbal gymnastics making it look as though a bag of pot just HAPPENED to fall into the pond out of the clear, blue sky, only to be retreived by a ...well, a retriever.


20 posted on 02/16/2005 2:22:25 PM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: HairOfTheDog

  Gen 1: 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.


21 posted on 02/16/2005 2:22:53 PM PST by PaxMacian
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To: cake_crumb

One friend should have distracted the dog while the other tossed the bag away...


22 posted on 02/16/2005 2:24:30 PM PST by ambrose (....)
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To: ambrose

Guess the dog knew that the pot was not good for the health of his owner.


23 posted on 02/16/2005 2:25:09 PM PST by Dustbunny (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist)
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To: armymarinemom

Love my lab too!


24 posted on 02/16/2005 2:29:07 PM PST by parisa
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To: dead
LOL !!!
My SIL's pit bull can tell time. He knows when it's time to go to the bus stop. He is always right plus or minus 10 minutes.
25 posted on 02/16/2005 2:32:20 PM PST by investigateworld (Babies= A sure sign He hasn't given up on mankind!)
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To: parisa

There's a great story in Ernie Pyle's "Brave Men." A bunch of the brass were lined up on a firing range in folding chairs, watching a demonstration of a new propelled grenade, which was launched downrange. A Lab trotted onto the range, retrieved the smoking projectile, and began trotting back toward the officers. They scattered. The dog had to drop the grenade because it was too hot. Nobody hurt, not even the dog.


26 posted on 02/16/2005 2:33:58 PM PST by MoralSense
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To: ambrose

You can't trust dogs...

27 posted on 02/16/2005 2:34:42 PM PST by ScottFromSpokane (http://drunkengop.blogspot.com/)
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To: ambrose
"One friend should have distracted the dog while the other tossed the bag away..."

AWWWW, they were just using the frisbee to hunt flying pot bags and the dog to retrieve them...they planned to turn it over to the officer, honest!

28 posted on 02/16/2005 2:34:51 PM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: ambrose; Lijahsbubbe; aculeus; Owl_Eagle; dighton; Charles Henrickson

At least it wasn't a meth lab.


29 posted on 02/16/2005 2:36:18 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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At least it wasn't a meth lab.

Who said "Give me Librium or give me meth?"

30 posted on 02/16/2005 2:42:01 PM PST by aculeus
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To: armymarinemom

The Lab was in a 12 step program! LOL!


31 posted on 02/16/2005 2:42:59 PM PST by Chieftain (Thank you Swift Boat Veterans/POWs/Vietnam Veterans for Truth - you did it for ALL your brothers!)
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To: Thinkin' Gal

Let's face it... guys smoking weed while playing frisbee with a dog are perfectly harmless. If cops don't have anything better to do with their time than harass people like this, can we then cut the police budget and refund my taxes?


32 posted on 02/16/2005 2:44:34 PM PST by ambrose (....)
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To: MoralSense

When my Lab retrieves she'll continue running like her life depends on it. Wonder if she read the book! :)


33 posted on 02/16/2005 2:47:07 PM PST by parisa
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To: bayourod
My big fat lab always seems stoned and there are no drugs in this house.
34 posted on 02/16/2005 2:47:43 PM PST by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: dead
"Labs are more unemployed drinking buddy than rocket scientist in the dog intelligence hierarchy."

When choosing a drinking buddy or companion, I will always pick a Lab or Golden Retriever over a rocket scientist.

35 posted on 02/16/2005 2:50:07 PM PST by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: satchmodog9

He does look like he has the 'post doobie munchies'. He's been hitting the catnip?


36 posted on 02/16/2005 2:55:25 PM PST by investigateworld (Babies= A sure sign He hasn't given up on mankind!)
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To: investigateworld

His nickname is hog and if we let him he would blow up like Orson Welles.


37 posted on 02/16/2005 2:59:22 PM PST by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: ambrose
Let's face it... guys smoking weed while playing frisbee with a dog are perfectly harmless. If cops don't have anything better to do with their time than harass people like this, can we then cut the police budget and refund my taxes?

Agreed. And I'm even an ex-cop. LEAP

38 posted on 02/16/2005 3:10:39 PM PST by Indie (Ignorance of the truth is no excuse for stupidity.)
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To: dead

Retriever at work. (It's a mallard not maryjane).

39 posted on 02/16/2005 3:26:46 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of ye Chace (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: Indie; ambrose

Not to hijack the thread, but that's the first thing I thought of. I'm paying that cop to chase violent criminals, not hang out in the park.


40 posted on 02/16/2005 3:30:58 PM PST by ibbryn (this tag intentionally left blank)
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To: ambrose

Suggestion: Divide the number of reported felonies by the number of police officers in your town. I've seen towns where they have more cops than felonies in a year. And, it's not because they have so many cops. Cops don't stop crimes, they write reports.
If you have less than a felony per officer per year, you're overcopped.


41 posted on 02/16/2005 3:33:31 PM PST by jjmcgo
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To: ibbryn

Actually, we have a nasty problem in a lot of our parks. I'm not in favor of some entrapment efforts that I've read about but I do like having cops making the guys at the edge of the park and on the trails keep moving. If'n you know what I mean.


42 posted on 02/16/2005 3:35:46 PM PST by jjmcgo
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If you have less than a felony per officer per year, you're overcopped.

Or underfelonined.

43 posted on 02/16/2005 3:55:08 PM PST by ScottFromSpokane (http://drunkengop.blogspot.com/)
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To: dead; AnAmericanMother
Labs are more unemployed drinking buddy than rocket scientist in the dog intelligence hierarchy.

Many Search and Rescue and Seeing Eye dogs are labs.

Would your unemployed drinking buddy risk his life to search through rubble for you?

44 posted on 02/16/2005 4:03:42 PM PST by Vigilantcitizen
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To: ambrose

In the early 70's, there was a park where the police swarmed in and kicked a hugh amount of hippies out of. You see, people couldn't bring their families there without seeing some kind of "circus act", or stoned flocks of people.


45 posted on 02/16/2005 4:09:25 PM PST by BobS
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To: ambrose; aculeus; Lijahsbubbe; Owl_Eagle; dighton; Charles Henrickson
Let's face it... guys smoking weed while playing frisbee with a dog are perfectly harmless. If cops don't have anything better to do with their time than harass people like this, can we then cut the police budget and refund my taxes?

And :

Who said "Give me Librium or give me meth?"

Obviously there are two certainties in life: meth and taxes. It's all going to the dogs. It's only a matter of time before the cops catch on to pot-bellied pigs.

46 posted on 02/16/2005 5:39:25 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Vigilantcitizen
Would your unemployed drinking buddy risk his life to search through rubble for you?

Hell yeah! Or he wouldn't be my unemployed drinking buddy!

Unemployed drinking buddies are good people, they'll just never split the atom.

47 posted on 02/16/2005 5:43:35 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Stone Mountain
You would have to ask the good people of Grapevine, Texas about their local self-governing issue.
48 posted on 02/16/2005 5:44:13 PM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: dead

Heh. I think those guys were not the rocket scientists. The Lab did its job.


49 posted on 02/16/2005 6:03:02 PM PST by dervish (Europe should pay for NATO)
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To: ambrose

About the only thing they will convict on if the defense lawyer is halfway decent is the paraphenalia.


50 posted on 02/16/2005 9:11:19 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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