All he did was tuck one tiny marijuana bud inside his helmet, but the action was enough to cost a Florida police officer his entire career. Fellow Winter Haven police officers said they saw their colleague nip the bud while they were conducting a seizure of about 250 marijuana plants from a grow house.
Ricardo Flores, 36, arrived on the scene where the plants were being loaded into a city pick up truck to be hauled to the police station. He was serving as a motorcycle cop, and was not an official part of the investigation. Other officers reported that they saw him taking the tiny bud from the truck and attempting to keep it under his hat.