Social media has been an enormous boon for local law enforcement agencies. The ability to share pictures of big drug busts helps build goodwill among citizens and shows the streets are getting safer.
But it is a two-way street. When police agencies share embarrassing photos of meager drug busts they get roasted by the public.
Right now, nobody is getting roasted harder than the London police over a drug bust that looks like dry grass clippings. The official Waltham Forest police Twitter account shared a photograph of the saddest drug bust of the year.
Waltham Forest is a borough in London and the London Police are taking it on the chin over this post. The tweet has been seen over 6 million times with thousands of quote tweets and retweets. Everyone has jokes:
VSU on proactive patrols on Friday night in E4 stopped a car, due to the behaviour of the occupants all were searched. Two knives and a large amount of cannabis was found, all males arrested #VSU pic.twitter.com/OOrN5jHFPA
— Waltham Forest MPS | North East BCU (@MPSWForest) February 19, 2023
That official London Police Twitter account didn’t share pictures of the knives they confiscated. But they did choose to share this bag of the worst-quality marijuana anyone has seen since the 1990s.
Someone joked “Thank you for your service in keeping mids off the streets.” Another person commented “anti-Irish wanker arresting a bloke for harvestin shamrocks.”
Others chimed in with hilarious replies to this London Police drug bust:
absolutely disgusted to see that thugs have been sweeping up the forest floor
— Miley 🐡 (@MilesKlee) February 20, 2023
That bag of weed is so sad it that it should consider smoking actual cannabis to up its spirits.
— Claude Rivest (@clauderivest) February 20, 2023
For the uninitiated, what people are joking about here is the stems. The stems in this enormous bag of ‘cannabis’ probably weigh more than the cannabis itself. The buds appear to not have been cared for at all before harvesting.
Jesus, what a sad sack of hedge clippings.
— Ian Fortey Wrote 'bout Raptors (@IanFortey) February 20, 2023
wow thanks for saving us all from the worst weed in the world
— evan (@esjesjesj) February 20, 2023
Again, that London Police drug bust tweet has been seen 6 MILLION times. Everyone has jokes.