The Mind of a Drug Cop


The Smoking Gun has just posted a search warrant request from a Carlsbad, California cop. In an age when search warrants are easier to come by than ever, the document is instructive in all sorts of ways, not least because it gives insight into how cops think and talk with false certainty.

The target in this case was a family of five who drew suspicion due to abnormally high electricity usage. No drugs were found, despite a drug-sniffing dog's "testimony." Here's hoping the pooch and the policeman alike are put on leave for a while.