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Bird Watcher Falsely Arrested for Felony Possession for Sage

Robin Brown, a 49 year old quiet woman went on a normal everyday outing to watch some birds. When she got back to her car there were cops there waiting for her. They questioned her as to what she was doing and finally she felt obligated to prove she was watching birds by opening her backpack and showing them her barnoculars. The police saw a bundle of sage and proceeded to question her. 

Field tests indicated that the sage was in fact a naturally growing herb which is all their test is good enough to tell. She was released after the questioning. 

A few months later officers arrested her in an embarrassing ordeal at her office and without doing further testing on the sage for felony marijuana possession charges. 

Her lawyer requested they test the sage prior to court… after which charges were dropped. Obviously. 

Another sad case.