Marijuana possums no dopes
NEW Zealand police have an unusual ally in their annual crackdown on illegal marijuana crops -- possums.
"They love it, absolutely love it," Det John Nicholls, of Motueka, said after returning from a week-long police and air force helicopter hunt for marijuana plants at the top of the South Island.
He said one crop was "chewed to bits -- it was the worst I've ever seen".
Growers use electric fences, cyanide paste and traps to deter possums.