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Jun 7, 2005

Drug defendants acquitted when dog remains silent

And if you think the attempted robbery was strange, listen to this item. Eight defendants, jointly accused of drug trafficking, were acquitted today in the court of Magistrate Dorothy Flowers due to weak evidence. It seems that on November ninth a police patrol visited a yard on “T” Street in Port Loyola where the group was hanging out. Just as the cops rolled up, a dog came forward with a bag in its mouth and dropped it on the ground in front of the residents. A closer inspection revealed that the bag contained two and a half ounces of marijuana. Since the pooch could not give reliable evidence as to the true ownership of the weed, the Magistrate had no choice but to drop the charges. The present status of the canine is unknown.

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