â€œPrecision policing and relentless follow-upâ€ is how the New York Police Department characterized a recent marijuana bust it bragged about. But the business owner caught up in the case begs to differ, saying the cops simply have legal hemp on their hands. […]
Whatâ€™s more, the packages apparently had been inspected by law enforcement authorities in Vermont before the NYPDâ€™s seizure. A report from the Williston Police Department in that state said it was alerted by FedEx about a possible marijuana shipment.
â€œBoth boxes contained paperwork explaining the shipper as a registered VT Cannabis Hemp grower,â€ said an officerâ€™s report obtained by HuffPost. â€œI advised the company that this does appear to be Legal Hemp and not Marijuana and the police was not going to seize it.â€
By the way, that “precision policing and relentless follow-up” is apparently getting a call from FedEx and arresting people without yet having tested the merchandise.
Since posting about the experience on Instagram and talking to media outlets, Levy said heâ€™s received an outpouring of support and that he plans to take legal action against FedEx and the NYPD.
â€œThey know they fucked up,â€ he said.