UK police threaten to “prosecute” Facebook users who mock bust of small size pot

Yorkshire police bust this minuscule amount of marijuana.
Yorkshire police bust this minuscule amount of marijuana.

British users on Facebook were relentlessly cruel when they took turns jabbing in their witty comments at Yorkshire police’s bust of a minuscule amount of marijuana from a man, who was sitting in a car.

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On Facebook, the users unleashed their unfiltered comments on the West Yorkshire Police’s very own Facebook page for busting the small-sized amount of pot. 

One user told the police “You’re a clown” and another deridingly said: “Did you feed the ducks… getting paid for a nice bike ride in the park.”

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This was obviously not well-received by the police, which later decided to ban a number of its Facebook users from using its page.

The police from the historic county in Northern England warned on Tuesday in a post on Facebook when it said:

“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.”

It added: “We will not overlook the significant harm that illegal drugs cause to our communities.”

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The recreational and the medical use of marijuana in the UK remains illegal despite Britain was the biggest exporter of legal cannabis in 2016, according to a UN report.

 

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