Washington - "Stands to reason," DEA head of operations James L Capra told a Senate hearing this week, "that's what these Joint Strike drones were invented for, long distance destruction of reefers and chillums."
Capra was pleading to save his ass and that of his $50bn annual departmental budget charged with stamping out drug abuse in what he described as a horrendous permissive narcotics atmosphere sweeping the nation from Washington State and from Colorado.
Senators heard how as a young up and coming law enforcement wannabe Capra had once shot - at point blank range - at a ten inch, sixteen-paper joint in 'some skank's mouth' as he smoked away outside a Sheboygan parking lot.
"Sure put a smile on my face to see the spliff explode all over this guy's hippy, unkempt beard, heheh," Capra added.
"Any of you Senators wanna see a video of my AK-47 pulverizing half a tonne of Matanuska Thunderf**k during last year's NRA Jamboree?"