Now the press believes officers like this without any question about the outrageousness of this claim. As a local TV station reported today:
"Two Omaha Police Officers can credit their noses for one of the latest marijuana busts. While in their cruiser they smelled the odor of marijuana from the car they were following.
According to the report the officers were following a green 1999 Dodge Dakota pickup north on 52nd Street on Wednesday, July 8th, when the officers noticed the odor of marijuana.
Believing the marijuana smell was coming from the pickup ahead of them they slowed the cruiser, and the odor disappeared. Officers pulled the pickup over at 52nd and Northwest Radial Highway and told the two occupants in the vehicle why they were stopped.
The officer say the passenger admitted to smoking a "roach" recently, and told them it was still in the ashtray.
The passenger was taken out of the pickup and searched. Officer say they found .13 ounces of marijuana in a baggie in her front left pocket.
Nekeesha Lewis, 24 was cited for possession of marijuana and released."