Georgia drug task force raids garden, seizes okra (VIDEO)

Recently the Georgia governor’s Drug Suppression Task Force, along with the local sheriff’s department and help from the DEA’s Cannabis Eradication Program, stormed a man’s property expecting to find a marijuana grow-op. Instead they found nothing but okra.

The program uses helicopters to peer into people’s back yards in search for illegal substances.

The gardener, Dwayne Perry, was more than a little shaken.

“I was scared actually, at first, because I didn’t know what was happening,” said Perry. “They were strapped to the gills.”

“Here I am, at home and retired and you know I do the right thing,” added Perry. “Then they come to my house strapped with weapons for no reason. It ain’t right.”

They didn’t leave empty-handed as they seized some of the okra “for analysis.” Apparently to make sure that it was, in fact, okra, and not some new variety of mind-altering gumbo.

“We’ve not been able to identify it as of yet. But it did have quite a number of characteristics that were similar to a cannabis plant,” said Georgia State Patrol Capt. Kermit Stokes.

[WSB-TV Atlanta]