We've all heard about cats bringing home dead birds, mice
and even odd things such as socks and underwear.
But a Halfway Bush cat has taken it one furry step further by
presenting its owner with a 5g bag of cannabis.
Sergeant Reece Munro, of Dunedin, said police received a call
from a woman in Ashmore St about 6pm yesterday, concerned her
cat had left ''a bag of drugs'' on her front doorstep.
''It was approximately 5g of cannabis, which has a street
value of between $100 and $150.''
The cat's owner was very pleased to have the evidence removed
and Sgt Munro declined to identify the cat or its owner.
''You hear of cats bringing dead birds and rats home but
certainly in my career I've never seen anything like this
''I guess you never really know who's keeping you honest
these days, do you?'' Sgt Munro said the origins of the the
cannabis remained a mystery.
''We will continue our investigation and look at having the
plastic bag fingerprinted.''
He said there was perhaps potential to add feline cunning to
the police armoury.
''We certainly have police dogs trained to detect drugs -
this might be something police could explore in the future.''