NYPD vehicle in Times Square. Image: William Hoiles via Wikimedia Commons

Cops are following through on Mayor de Blasio’s pledge to stop locking people up for carrying small amounts of pot.

Police cuffed 18,120 stoners through Oct. 20 — a 40 percent plummet from the 29,906 pot busts in the same period last year, state Division of Criminal Justice records show.

At the same time, tickets for pot violations have surged.

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Aaron Short ~ New York Post ~

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