Rats are ‘high’ after eating marijuana in police station


As the police in New Orleans in Louisiana in the USA confiscate marijuana, they cannot prevent some in the department from consuming the confiscated substance.

It’s not officers they have a problem with, it’s rats that have been living in the building for years.

“The rats are eating our marijuana,” said New Orleans Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick. “They are all tall.”

Kirkpatrick shared this information during a conversation with the city council earlier this week, according to local media.

Rats and cockroaches have moved into the police department’s headquarters, which was originally built in 1968.

“It’s not just at the head office, it’s in all the districts. The filth is outrageous,” Kirkpatrick said, according to the Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate-newspaper.

“The cleaning team should receive an award for trying to clean what cannot be cleaned.”

The city is home to around 400,000 people and is known for its late night parties and history as a former Spanish and French colony. It still has a great influence on the local food and culture community to this day.

The police have been pleading for a new head office for years.

“It’s terrible,” one officer told the paper. “I don’t think it ever recovered after Katrina, to be honest,” he said, referring to the catastrophic hurricane that hit the city in 2005.