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WPD gains national attention over mouse marijuana thieves


January 29, 2013|By Michael Schwanke & John Boyd | KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
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(WICHITA, Kan.) — Wichita police have gained national attention after mice apparently got into some marijuana that was stored in the evidence warehouse.  Police first talked about the announcement last week, saying mice were likely using the marijuana for nesting and to eat.

On Friday, Wichita Police Spokesman Lt. Doug Nolte released a "sketch" of the suspected mouse culprit.

Since then, Nolte has been featured on Anderson Cooper's "Ridiculist" the video using the link below.


(From January 25, 2013)

Wichita police say they know who their suspects are in the theft of marijuana from the department’s property and evidence facility.

An evidence clerk found three bags of marijuana had been torn open and some of the drug was missing.  The marijuana, from a 2009 case, was being held as evidence at the facility near 3rd and Waco.

Police believe mice chewed through the bags to eat and use the marijuana as nesting material.


No word yet on whether the mice have been found.

Wichita Police spokesman Lt. Doug Nolte says they do have contracts with exterminators to handle the situation.

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