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Cops responding to shots fired find pot plants


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A ShotSpotter alert turns out to be a pot spotter for Wilmington Police.

Officers responded to the alert just after 10 p.m. to 814 S. 8th St. They found six shell casings. They also found 26 marijuana plants in pots outside along the property line.

According to a WPD spokeswoman, David Smokes told officers when he arrived home he heard someone in his yard and fired his pistol into the ground in his back yard. He told police that he wanted whoever might have been out there to know he had a weapon to protect himself and his property.

Police charged Smokes with discharging a firearm within city limits and felony drug possession.

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the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

"any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death" - cali secret 420

from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary....nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states...even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol...not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

Deaths by Alcohol: Millions
Deaths by Tobacco: Millions
Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
Deaths by Guns: Millions
Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever...they are killing my American family while denying freedom

love and freedom forever


If you love Cali so much and detest the south, do us a favor...

...and join your numb-brained potheads in the "land of fruits and nuts", California. That is, if you can remember what direction it's in, duuuuuuuuuuude...

Reverse Compass ;-()

Funny isn't it...when someone makes fun of the South for a change, after so many southern locals on these forums have nearly chastised anyone living in and around Wilmington from the North, without even knowing one single individual in which they bombard.
So in your response, to maintain your Southern fly to pieces on this guy, and the state of California, right? California is in the west, so now it's simply "Anyone not from the South"...correct?
Left or right foot...the shoe fits within the reverse compass doesn' Even in your momentary feeling of "Void".

It seems to me that the only

It seems to me that the only time we Southerners start "chastising" anyone from the North it is when they put us down or try to push their points of view on us. The best way to avoid these "chastisements" is to accept us as we are and not put us down.

Pun Intended?

The guy's name is David Smokes? Classic!