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Kentucky Sheriff Trolls Hapless Marijuana Growers On Facebook

#WeGotYoWeed, mock Kentucky cops. The sheriff's office started trolling marijuana growers with the hashtag after deputies seized $600,000 in pot plants off the side of a rural highway

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"Thanks for the WEED!" — Stock Photo
Aug 08, 2016 at 2:40 PM ET

Cops are definitely high on this drug bust.

A wise-cracking sheriff from rural Kentucky is trolling the ill-fated pot farmer who lost his six-figure stash following an anonymous tip to authorities.

Deputies with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office seized a crop of more than 250 marijuana plants hidden off the side of Highway 54 near Short Creek, officials said in a statement. Sprinkled among a sprawling cornfield, the secret grow had a street value of more than $600,000, according to authorities.

Deputies made no immediate arrests in the case, which prompted Sheriff Norman Chaffins to taunt the culprit in a caustic message online.

“#WeGotYoWeed,” crowed Chaffins on his office’s Facebook page, dropping a little hashtag shade on the scofflaw. “If it was your marijuana and you would like to claim it, you are asked to call the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.”

Chaffins also left a few of his business cards in the cornfield with a note scrawled across the back. “Thanks for the WEED!” the note says. “If you would like to claim it, come by the office.”

So far, nobody has called or swung by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office to claim the confiscated cannabis, Chaffins told Vocativ in an interview on Monday.

Apparently, a little weed-related humor goes a long way with law enforcement in Kentucky. The state’s Franklin County Sheriff’s Office last year garnered national headlines after it published a tongue-and-cheek flyer on its Facebook page asking drug pushers to snitch on their peers.

“Attention drug dealers. Is your drug dealing competition costing you money?” read the flyer, which was emblazoned with a pot leaf. “We offer a free service to help you eliminate your drug competition.” A space was provided to jot down an alleged rival’s name, address, telephone number, and other personal information.