If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk. If you blame half a ton of impounded cannabis that’s gone missing, on the same mouse, it probably won’t go over well with the judge.
Eight officers near Buenos Aires, Argentina, were let go after they claimed that weed missing from their warehouse had been eaten by hungry rodents.
According to the cops, mice ate 540 kilograms of confiscated cannabis that was supposed to be in storage for the past two years, according to a report by the Guardian. That’s more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana.
The discrepancy was discovered during a warehouse inspection for impounded drugs in Pilar, just over 30 miles from Buenos Aires. There should have been 6,000 kilograms stored in the police warehouse, but only 5,460 could be accounted for.
Suspicion had fallen on the city’s former police commissioner Javier Specia, who had left the inventory for the impounded marijuana unsigned when he left his job in April 2017.
His replacement, commissioner Emilio Portero, noticed the discrepancy and informed the force’s internal affairs division, who then inspected the warehouse.
When former police commissioner Javier Specia was questioned about the missing drugs, he and his three subordinates claimed mice ate the weed. All 1,000 pounds of it.
Of course, this is the most stupendous excuse in the history of ridiculous get-out-clauses, so was absolutely not bought in any way, shape or form.
It’s highly unlikely that there were mice running around making little mice edibles. Forensic analysts from Buenos Aires University debunked Specia’s theory. A spokesperson for the judge, in this case, told the Guardian that “mice wouldn’t mistake the drug for food” and that if they had eaten such large quantities of marijuana, “a lot of corpses would have been found in the warehouse.” .Understandably so since everyone knows mice are lightweights.
Specia and his three subordinates will testify before a judge on May 4, 2018, when the judge will determine whether they lost the drugs because of “expedience or negligence.”
If it is one big lie, people are clearly running out of intelligent excuses and turning to the strange and bizarre when it comes to crime.
Only last month 26-year-old Kennecia Posey was arrested on drug possession charges saying the cocaine found in her purse must have flown in via the window.
As reported by Local 10 ABC, Posey was found with separate bags of marijuana and cocaine in her purse, after a stop search by police in Fort Pierce was initiated when they got a whiff coming from her vehicle on March 21.
Although she owned up to owning the marijuana, it was a different story when Posey was asked about the cocaine.
She reportedly told officers:
“I don’t know anything about any cocaine. It’s a windy day. It must have flown through the window and into my purse.”
Booked into the county jail on one count of cocaine possession and a misdemeanor count of marijuana possession, Posey was later released on bond.
As for the high little mice running around with the missing drugs, as Specia claims, we hope they’re having a great time.
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