Cops Show Up at Maryland Couple’s Home After They Posted Pictures of Mushrooms on Facebook

These cops aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed.

Via Daily Mail

Maryland police arrived at a couple’s home after a man posted photos on Facebookof him finding mushrooms in a wooded area and shared that he intended to cook them.
John Garrsion, of Darlington, Maryland, posted photos of him and girlfriend – Hope Deery – finding mountain morels while out on May 11.

‘Mountain Morels!!! About to saute them with brown sugar and cinnamon and see how that turns out,’ he said in the post showing him and Deery looking over their lucky find.

'Mountain Morels!!! About to sautee them with brown sugar and cinnamon and see how that turns out,' he said in the post showing him and Deery looking over their lucky find

A few hours later after posting the pictures, Garrison claims police came and questioned the duo about the possible use of psychedelic, or ‘magic’ mushrooms.

‘He thought he was on the biggest bust of his career thinking we were having a magic mushroom party before I explained to him that morels are a native choice edible mushroom similar to truffles,’ the man said in a since deleted post, according to The Maven.

A few hours later after posting the pictures, Garrison claims police came and questioned the duo about the possible use of psychedelic mushroom

 

Garrison describes how he dug through the trash o find a piece of a morel so that he could give it to the officer, but found that the officer did not still believe him.
‘Which was shocking to me because morels look nothing like a psychedelic psilosybin mushrooms and I figured a police officer would know what illegal drugs looked like,’ he added.
According to Garrison, a second officer showed up soon after and confirmed that the mushroom was indeed a morel.
Included in this post is a picture of the officer looking at identification and pictures of before and after products of the mushrooms.
No one was hurt in the ordeal, but the officers did process the couple’s IDs.
Morels are one of the most sought after mushrooms because they are gathered in the wild, rather than farmed.

 

 

This is not the first time overzealous cops have made fools out of themselves when they thought they could make an easy drug bust.

In Cartersville, Georgia, cops terrorized a man over a garden full of okra they mistook for marijuana.

In Pennsylvania, a couple was arrested because an idiot Nationwide Insurance agent and Buffalo Township cops thought Hibiscus plants were marijuana.

In Sherwood, Illinois, the DEA raided a gardener’s home because they thought she was growing marijuana.  She was growing Hibiscus for tea.

Some police departments have a nasty habit of raiding the wrong houses and refusing to admit liability. A cursory internet search brings up thousands of results.

These kinds of mistakes can be prevented with some education and a little research.

 

2 thoughts on “Cops Show Up at Maryland Couple’s Home After They Posted Pictures of Mushrooms on Facebook”

  1. Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    You can’t make this stuff up. A good attorney would file lawsuit against the department for a heavy number, so as to have the lawsuit shucked and give up the complainant, who, rightfully be sued.

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