This wire service report on a "battle" in the war on drugs
is one of the major reasons I think drugs should be legalized and taxed.
A joint local police and BATF operation with a "no-knock" search warrant and the wrong address, a recipe that has lead to death too often.
The "noise device" is called a "flash-bang" grenade by officers because it is an explosive device that can cause injury and start fires. This is not a good thing to do to a Vietnam veteran as we tend to react badly to loud noises and flashes in our vicinity.
The entire episode was about 4 ounces of marijuana!