Mice Eat, Nest in Evidence Bags Filled with Pot: Cops

Authorities found mice in three evidence bags filled with drugs

By Patrick Hickey Jr.
|  Friday, Jan 25, 2013  |  Updated 10:39 AM EDT
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Authorities in Kansas say mice in their evidence storage facility found themselves a home in three bags of marijuana.

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Mice chewed into three bags of marijuana at a police evidence storage facility in Wichita, Kan., police say. The critters managed to eat some of the stash, from a 2009 case, and even nested in the drug, they said.

Wichita police Lt. Doug Nolte said the occurance is a common one. He said marijuana's strong odor apparently attracts the animals.

"We’ve got some mice that are stoners," Nolte told The Kansas City Star.

Authorities originally thought it was a case of evidence tampering, but after an investigation, they were able to identify the four-legged suspects, which remain on the loose.

Authorities said an exterminator has been called and the bags of evidence resealed and reweighed.

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