Sunday, January 27, 2013

Mice ate and nested in marijuana-filled evidence bags

Mice chewed into three bags of marijuana at a police evidence storage facility in Wichita, Kansas, police say. The critters managed to eat some of the stash, from a 2009 case, and even nested in the drug, they said.

Wichita police Lt. Doug Nolte said the occurance is a common one. He said marijuana's strong odour apparently attracts the animals.

"We’ve got some mice that are stoners," Nolte said. Authorities originally thought it was a case of evidence tampering, but after an investigation, they were able to identify the four-legged suspects, which remain on the loose.

"We do have a sketch artist that came and did a rendering of who we believe is responsible for the marijuana heist, and so, we are currently looking for something that resembles a mouse like this," said Nolte. Authorities said an exterminator has been called and the bags of evidence resealed and reweighed.

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