Police in the French city of Roubaix are claiming to be the recipients of one hell of a contact high. Roughly 100 pounds of confiscated pot is being held at the station. And, according to the cops, it’s getting them stoned. Officers even claim they’ve failed drug tests because of the impounded pot.
It is important to note that the weed in question was not incinerated. Nor was it on fire when it was stored as evidence. The French police are claiming they ended up with THC in their systems simply by being near marijuana.
The stoned-by-osmosis cops also complained of nausea and headaches.
Regardless of how the police got high, their drug tests did come back positive. And a union official is concerned. "Imagine that an officer, on duty or simply going home, causes an accident. A field test would show him positive for drugs and he would be arrested.”
The stash ended up at the station after a dispute between police commissioners and the drug disposal agency. Police chiefs met last week figure out how to solve the impounded pot problem. Perhaps if they wait a little while longer, the problem will resolve itself – one “contact high” at a time.