Saturday 20 January 2018

Wyoming Police have a fiendish way to catch anyone illicitly partaking in 4/20

By Prudence Wade

Clue: it involves a whole lot of snacks and video games.

In places where weed is illegal, 4/20 must be a pretty difficult day for the police. However, a force in Wyoming has set up its very own stoner trap to battle this problem.

A picture posted on its Twitter page shows a stoner’s heaven: snacks, soft drinks and video games. Little do they know, a policeman is lurking nearby with a giant net, ready to catch any smoker who just couldn’t resist the lure of Cheetos.

The picture was posted with the caption: “Undercover #420 operations are in place. Discreet traps have been set up throughout the city today. #Happy420.”

You’ve got to respect the ingenuity – these crafty cops knew that all stoners want on 4/20 is to eat cheesy snacks and play Grand Theft Auto.

Police Twitter pages aren’t exactly known for bringing the lols, so this was a welcome stunt from Wyoming PD.

It’s obvious that this is a joke from the police department (judging by the sheer size of their net – we wonder where they got it from), so we love how they are having a bit of a laugh on 4/20.

It’s not all just giggles at Wyoming PD today, as there is a serious message behind the jokey tweet.

The police said: “All jokes aside, substance abuse is a real issue. We use tongue in cheek humour to bring attention to those issues,” and offered help and support to those who need it.

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