A retired man in Cartersville, Georgia was unpleasantly surprised on Wednesday morning when a helicopter woke him and deputies showed up at his door with a drug-sniffing dog. Turns out the state task force dedicated to drug suppression mistook his garden full of okra for a garden full of marijuana.
Homeowner and okra-grower Dwayne Perry told WSB-TV,
While some okra varieties do bear a passing resemblance to cannabis leaves, Perry’s okra plants have five lobes, while marijuana plants have seven. Here’s a picture of the okra plants growing in Perry’s garden.
The state task force might want to be a little more discerning when looking out for domestic cannabis plants. Perry tells the story of the raid,
Not cool, Georgia. Not cool.