Source: The Sun Herald
GULFPORT –The seizure of 500 plants that looked like marijuana in Harrison
County in 2003 did not violate the land-user’s civil rights, the 5th Court of Appeals
The decision upholds a federal judge’s dismissal of Marion “Bucky” Waltman’s civil
lawsuit against former Sheriff George H. Payne Jr. The ruling was filed Thursday.
The crop was kenaf planted as deer food on land leased by the Boarhog Hunting Club.
Waltman planted the crop based on research at Mississippi State University. The research
concluded that kenaf, used to make paper, could also attract deer and provide larger