Saturday, January 08, 2011

Quebec police can't tell difference between marijuana and a skunk

A Gatineau, Que., man is demanding an apology from police after his home was raided at gunpoint Thursday.

Oliver MacQuat said around 7:30 p.m. Thursday a team of armed police officers entered his rural home on Montée Paiement with guns drawn, on the assumption they were busting a marijuana grow-op.

"I opened the door and they all had their guns drawn," MacQuat said...

...Police found no drugs on the property.

MacQuat said police confused the smell of marijuana with the scent of a skunk that lives beneath the front of his home.

"A senior officer came in and said there is a skunk … everything is clean," MacQuat said.

"You could see they were all embarrassed and genuinely sorry. They all apologized"

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