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Bud Bowl: Officer Caught Stealing Piece of Marijuana Plant

Officer stole marijuana bud from a drug bust



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    BERKELEY, CA - MARCH 25: Marijuana clones are displayed at the Berkeley Patients Group March 25, 2010 in Berkeley, California. California Secretary of State Debra Bowen certified a ballot initiative late yesterday to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana in the State of California after proponents of the measure submitted over 690,000 signatures. The measure will appear on the November 2 general election ballot. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Being a police officer is a stressful job, but one Florida cop looked for a little relief in the wrong place.

    Ricardo Flores, a cop in Central Florida, was arrested Wednesday night after a fellow officer reported he saw the man steal a marijuana bud from a drug bust that had just happened that night.

    Needless to say, that bud wasn't for him.

    Flores, 36, had just finished up his shift in Winter Haven when he saw some cops just back from a drug bust unloading marijuana plants off a truck. As the pot was being processed, Flores snatched a marijuana bud and tried to hide it.

    He made it all the way home, but didn't get a chance to smoke his pilfered reefer. Flores' superiors called him back into the station and told him to bring the stolen weed with him.

    Flores was charged with burglary of a conveyance, theft and possession of marijuana. He has suspended pending an internal investigation.