Covering Airedale, Altofts, Castleford, Crofton, Featherstone, Ferry Fryston, Glasshoughton, Normanton, Ryhill, Walton, Whitwood and surrounding areas of West Yorkshire in England, the Wakefield Rural Police scored an epic haul at Walton Colliery nature park: a "small quantity of Cannabis" seized from a "young man who was parked up alone" and subsequently sent on his way without charge.
After announcing the drug bust on its Facebook page, however, the department found itself being mocked by locals who made fun of it posting such a trivial incident.
Such insolence will not stand!
Unfortunately we have had to ban a number of people from using this page today. I would like to remind everyone that this is a Police page and whatever your thoughts on one of my officers seizing drugs in the community, being insulting, abusive or offensive can and will result in a prosecution under the Malicious Communications Act 1988.
We will not overlook the significant harm that illegal drugs cause to our communities. We know from experience that this can progress from using what are perceived to be recreational drugs to more addictive and harmful substances and the resulting criminality used to fund their continued use.
Please use this page with respect or you will be banned and maybe even prosecuted
Police Inspector Martin Moizer.
PCSO 687 Ian Campbell and PCSO 882 Ben Hughes attended Walton colliery nature park and seized a small quantity of Cannabis from a young man who was parked up alone.
Walton Colliery nature park will be firmly on our patrol plan in the future to prevent this behaviour.
Sadly for Police Inspector Moizer and the doughty officers of the West Yorkshire constabulary, things are still not going well for them in the comments.
Via Alex Griswold.
In which a British police department threatens to prosecute anyone who makes fun of them and their tiny, tiny drug bust pic.twitter.com/OUQ9jj74Un
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) May 11, 2018
Photo: West Yorkshire Police – Wakefield Rural. An officer attends to a tree that had fallen into the road in an undated file photo, presumably taken somewhere in rural West Yorkshire at midday at the height of summer.