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Okra mistaken for marijuana during pot search

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CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia man says officers mistook his okra plants for marijuana.

Dwayne Perry of Cartersville tells WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/1rJ8LMq ) that he was awakened by a helicopter flying low over his house Wednesday and then deputies and a K-9 unit showed up at his door.

Perry says the officers ended up apologizing to him.

The helicopter was from the drug suppression task force operated by the Georgia State Patrol. Patrol Capt. Kermit Stokes says the plants did have characteristics similar to marijuana.

Perry says people keep asking him about the officers at his house, and he worries that his reputation has been damaged.

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