Police officers have threatened to arrest and ban Facebook users who mocked their tiny drug bust online.
West Yorkshire Police shared a post about a ‘small’ amount of cannabis they seized from a young man in Walton colliery nature park on Thursday.
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Many commenters were quick to poke fun at the Wakefield officers, with one writing: ‘Hope you manage to nail Pablo Escobar this afternoon.’
While another one added: ‘Is he looking for a 0.2gs of cannabis to steal and smoke?’
Police Inspector Martin Moizer wrote in a Facebook post: ‘***Cannabis Seized****
‘PCSO 687 Ian Campbell and PCSO 882 Ben Hughes attended Walton colliery nature park and seized a small quantity of Cannabis from a young man who was parked up alone.
‘Walton Colliery nature park will be firmly on our patrol plan in the future to prevent this behaviour.’
Another commenter continued: ‘Cartels are all goin fkn mental.’
While one wrote: ‘Wow that’s put a dent in the war on drugs lol.’
However, PCI Moizer updated the post a few hours later and said: ‘Please use this page with respect or you will be banned and maybe even prosecuted.’
He added: ‘I would like to remind everyone that this is a Police page and whatever your thoughts on one of my officers seizing drugs in the community, being insulting, abusive or offensive can and will result in a prosecution under the Malicious Communications Act 1988.’
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Many supported the Moizer, with one writing: ‘Some people one here need to find a hobby because you have far too much time on your hands.’
While another one said: ‘The amount in possession is irrespective, the law being broken is not.’
A lot of people urged the Wakefield officers to ‘keep up the good work.’
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