Skip to comments.Black Lab Retrieves Pot, Causes Owner's Drug Arrest; Retrieves Pot, Takes It To Officer
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.
Labs fold too easily under police pressure.
Awwww.... good dog.
ping...ever helpful, ever eager to please...
Why didn't the dog get charged?
"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"
Some doggie bag!
err don't really feel like moving
Labs are more unemployed drinking buddy than rocket scientist in the dog intelligence hierarchy.
LOL. Reminds me of the old saying about Golden Retrievers. They will lead burglars right to the valuables.....and then lick them to death.
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.
Tell me about it.
You have captured the exact essence.
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.
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.
One friend should have distracted the dog while the other tossed the bag away...
Guess the dog knew that the pot was not good for the health of his owner.
Love my lab too!
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.
You can't trust dogs...
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!
At least it wasn't a meth lab.
Who said "Give me Librium or give me meth?"
The Lab was in a 12 step program! LOL!
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?
When my Lab retrieves she'll continue running like her life depends on it. Wonder if she read the book! :)
When choosing a drinking buddy or companion, I will always pick a Lab or Golden Retriever over a rocket scientist.
He does look like he has the 'post doobie munchies'. He's been hitting the catnip?
His nickname is hog and if we let him he would blow up like Orson Welles.
Agreed. And I'm even an ex-cop. LEAP
Retriever at work. (It's a mallard not maryjane).
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.
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.
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.
Many Search and Rescue and Seeing Eye dogs are labs.
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.
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.
Hell yeah! Or he wouldn't be my unemployed drinking buddy!
Unemployed drinking buddies are good people, they'll just never split the atom.
Heh. I think those guys were not the rocket scientists. The Lab did its job.
About the only thing they will convict on if the defense lawyer is halfway decent is the paraphenalia.
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