Oops! Cops Raid Georgia Man's Home After Mistaking Okra For Weed

Travis Gettys
The Raw Story
Oct. 04, 2014

A Georgia man was awoken Wednesday morning to find a police helicopter hovering overhead and sheriff's deputies at the door to search his property for drugs.

“They were strapped to the gills," said Dwayne Perry, describing the heavily armed officers.

Agents from the Governor’s Task Force for drug suppression flying overhead spotted what they believed to be marijuana growing in the yard of Perry's home in Cartersville, reported WSB-TV.

But the plants were, in fact, okra.

“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," Capt. Kermit Stokes, of the Georgia State Patrol, told the TV station.

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