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National Guard Use Military Helicopter to Take ONE Marijuana Plant From Elderly Woman

National Guard Use Military Helicopter to Take ONE Marijuana Plant From Elderly Woman

ONE weed plant required a massive raid.

Are you kidding me? The Massachusetts National Guard and state police used a military helicopter to descend onto the property of Margaret Holcomb, 81, to seize ONE marijuana plant:

Holcomb said he was at his mother’s home eating a late lunch with his sister when they heard whirring blades and looked up to see a military-style helicopter circling the property, with two men crouching in an open door and holding a device that he suspects was a thermal imager to detect marijuana plants.

Margaret Holcomb was not home at the time.

Within 10 minutes of the helicopter departing, several vehicles arrived at the home, including a pickup truck with a bed filled with marijuana plants seized at other locations, and several State Police troopers, including one who flashed his badge.

“He asked me if I knew there was a marijuana plant growing on the property. I didn’t answer the question. I asked, ‘What are you doing here?’” Holcomb recalled.

Holcomb said he was told that as long as he did not demand that a warrant be provided to enter the property or otherwise escalate the situation, authorities would file no criminal charges.

“’We just want the illegal contraband,’” Holcomb recalled the officer saying. Margaret Holcomb does not have a medical card authorizing her to grow or possess marijuana.

Holcomb said she used that one plant to ease her arthritis and glaucoma and help her sleep.


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The republicans are really missing an opportunity here to legalize Marijuana. I would just LOVE to see the dems in the senate filibuster that bill.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to snopercod. | October 7, 2016 at 9:10 am

    The REPUBLICANS?!? Please. The “war on drugs” is theirs. Their very own Richard Nixon got that nonsense going in a big way.

    As for these extreme uses of force: the police and the national guard have all these toys in their inventory, and they want to play with them. That is what they are doing.