1. Dear Drugs-Forum readers: We are a small non-profit that runs one of the most read drug information & addiction help websites in the world. We serve over 4 million readers per month, and have costs like all popular websites: servers, hosting, licenses and software. To protect our independence we do not run ads. We take no government funds. We run on donations which average $25. If everyone reading this would donate $5 then this fund raiser would be done in an hour. If Drugs-Forum is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online another year by donating whatever you can today. Donations are currently not sufficient to pay our bills and keep the site up. Your help is most welcome. Thank you.

Cannabis offender had tag put on false leg.

By cannabis-sam · Feb 21, 2009 · ·
  1. cannabis-sam
    They fitted tag on my FALSE leg!

    TAGGED Bret Ravenhill spent three months fighting the urge to break his curfew — after the tracking device was fitted to his FALSE LEG.

    TAGGED Bret Ravenhill spent three months fighting the urge to break his curfew — after the tracking device was fitted to his FALSE LEG.

    Bret, 29 — convicted of possessing cannabis — was amazed when a Group 4 security worker failed to spot his left leg was made of metal and DETACHABLE.

    The forklift driver grinned yesterday: “Two friends were at my house when she came round and were killing themselves laughing.

    “I thought she would realise straight away — but she never bothered to turn up my trouser leg or look underneath my sock.

    “I just left things as they were for a joke.”

    Bret, who was given probation by a judge and barred for three months from going out at night, had his tag checked every four weeks and STILL no one realised.

    In between he would prop his artificial leg in a corner and wear a spare in Barnsley, South Yorks.

    Bret, who lost his limb in a motorbike crash six years ago, said: “I didn’t break my curfew once — but I could have been out living it up every night. I’m no danger to the public — but what if they’d done the same thing to an armed robber?”


    Even when the tag was finally removed this week no one was the wiser. Furious Justice Minister David Hanson, said: “I am very concerned.”

    As Group 4 launched a probe, a spokeswoman said: “We conduct our monitoring operation under rigorous procedures which include carrying out an assessment of the leg that is being tagged.

    “It would appear that in this instance the procedure has not been followed.”


    Published: 13 Feb 2009



  1. TheMainException
    Dude, and they think the potheads are dumb?
  2. Rainbowzz

    Dude. ha. He could have been out committing felonys and then claimed he was home, and no one would be the wiser.
  3. Greenport
    Yeah he coulda been robbing banks and had proof that he was at home xD

    Government-granted immunity from prosecution haha
  4. Rightnow289
    Bet he's kicking himself now!!
  5. Tux27
    What's to say he wasn't out committing crimes? I don't believe he was, but I definitely think he violated his curfew with the leg at home, he just can't say "SWIM left the leg at home and went to party" or he'll get a more severe punishment.
To make a comment simply sign up and become a member!