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FL Officer Accused Of Stealing Seized Marijuana

Associated Press

January 20, 2011

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — A Winter Haven police officer is accused of pilfering a “marijuana bud” following the department’s seizure of marijuana plants from a home.

Authorities say 36-year-old Ricardo Flores was just ending his shift about 7 p.m. Wednesday as detectives were unloading marijuana plants from a truck. As the evidence was being processed, an officer saw Flores take a marijuana bud from a plant and conceal it.

When the officer reported what he saw, Flores was called back to the department. Officers recovered the stolen marijuana and Flores was charged with burglary of a conveyance, petit theft and possession of marijuana.

Flores was suspended pending an internal investigation.

Winter Haven Police Chief Gary Hester commended the officer who reported the incident, saying “no one is above the law.”


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    CBPD607

    over 3 years ago

    264 Comments

    Yet another stupid pot-head.

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    42222 Comments

    Ouch.............

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    ECPD9

    over 3 years ago

    28 Comments

    Maybe the officer was trying to get a police discount on medical marijuana for his grandmother's glaucoma....."I'm just say'n"

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    granny1

    over 3 years ago

    1448 Comments

    some police officers are as wild as the people they arrest.

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    lajustice

    over 3 years ago

    1178 Comments

    great job for the officer telling the truth on what he saw. Flores made a stupid choice now he must pay the price.

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    ddeangelo

    over 3 years ago

    176 Comments

    No they shouldn't , if an officer knows anouther officer doing stilling drugs, I would if I saw an officer stiiling drugs, call Atternail Affairs and let them take care of it.

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    TrafficCop28

    over 3 years ago

    1424 Comments

    Ah, we're weeding out the garden... look, a weed.

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    BForJuvCor

    over 3 years ago

    846 Comments

    All those years of hard work thrown right down the crapper. Now this guy has opened pandora's box for all cases he worked to be reinvestigated by attorney's claiming he could have spun evidence and other things. Geez this guy didn't think all the reprocussions that his action will cause.

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    Gombino

    over 3 years ago

    2658 Comments

    Bump Uncledennis1

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    JessLnC89

    over 3 years ago

    390 Comments

    Glad the officer turned him in. I agree with Chief Hester.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    What a loser. I'm very proud of the officer who reported him.

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    djs2v

    over 3 years ago

    5628 Comments

    Well said Irishcop1961!!

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Soon to be EX-officer Flores career is in its final lap around the bowl. Kudo's to the officer who reported this idiot, you did the right thing in outing this no good officer. Hold your head high, you protected the honor and trust of your department and yourself.

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    uncledennis1

    over 3 years ago

    23294 Comments

    Born a dumbass and later in life had a relapse.

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    rsironron

    over 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    What a way to ruin your career. And bump lrishcop1961

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