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Mortician tries to finish chicken wings before inevitable arrest

Posted: March 19, 2014 - 12:39pm

A recent traffic stop at the intersection of Gardenia and Favre Lane resulted in an arrest on possession of a controlled substance and driving with a suspended license.

According to the Conway Police Department report, the 35-year-old male subject was stopped for traveling 40 miles per hour in a 30 zone.

When the officer approached the subject's vehicle, the subject rolled down the window and said, "Officer, I'm sorry but I'm in a hurry because I have to take a [expletive]."

The officer noted that when the subject rolled the window down, he smelled an overwhelming aroma of raw marijuana.

The subject was found to have a suspended license, but he told the officer he has a hardship license in order to drive while he is on call with his job as a mortician with an out-of-town funeral home.

The subject was found to have an outstanding warrant with the Sherwood Police Department, according to the report.

When the subject was asked to step out of the vehicle, he began "eating on a piece of chicken," the report stated. The officer noted when he first stopped the subject, he was not eating chicken and now he was.

While the subject ate his chicken, the officer gained consent to search the subject's backpack, which contained a mason jar with suspected marijuana, a plastic bag and a digital scale.

The subject explained to the officer the marijuana was for his own personal use because he "love(ed) smoking weed." He was taken into custody.

A styrofoam takeout container recovered in the front passenger seat contained chicken wings and a plastic baggie containing suspected marijuana. The items were turned over to evidence. 

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Budnmud
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Budnmud 03/19/14 - 01:07 pm
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Move over Cheetos

Taking the munchies to whole new level....

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 03/19/14 - 01:33 pm
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Hmm

"What's the matter Colonel Sanders? Chicken?"

Elmer Fudd
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Elmer Fudd 03/19/14 - 02:37 pm
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Hey folks

smoking that weed will make you crave food so give the guy a break.

Igor Rabinowitz
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Igor Rabinowitz 03/19/14 - 03:36 pm
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And apparently

it acts as a diuretic

mikeng1994
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mikeng1994 03/19/14 - 04:11 pm
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Your Right Igor..

The internets is for LOL

"The subject explained to the officer the marijuana was for his own personal use because he "love(ed) smoking weed.""

I actually did LOL

libertas
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libertas 03/19/14 - 07:19 pm
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Give me a Break

At what point is someone going challenge these police officers' gift of super-human smell? This is becoming the standard now for illegal searches, they conjure up the fiction that they "smelled the strong odor of raw marijuana." The police do not have the right to search a car for a routine traffic stop unless the search is likely to disclose evidence in connection with the probable cause of the stop. Whether you are for or against marijuana when law enforcement ignores the Constitution it is an affront to everyone. Hope this guy's attorney has the commitment to take it all the way. This police officer's reason for his illegal search was the "overwhelming aroma of raw marijuana," BS, it was in a jar....really? And consent....who is the court going to believe, you or the police officer.

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 03/20/14 - 06:53 am
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True

I'm sure he didn't smell that thing that just happened to be in the car of the man so high that he was eating chicken after getting out of the car.

Just like gun nuts ruin the gun rights of the rest of us, potheads do the same for the medical marijuana issue.

Free agent
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Free agent 03/20/14 - 06:26 am
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Wasted time

If busting weed heads is news then I guess it's a slow news day. Where's the story about the two kids who were busted smoking grape vines?

mikeng1994
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mikeng1994 03/20/14 - 07:05 am
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Did you even read it? He was

Did you even read it? He was pulled over for speeding, then the officer smelled weed. he was arrested for a warrant.

While not national news, its still entertaining reading about the idiots of the world. Maybe we will read about you soon.

mikeng1994
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mikeng1994 03/20/14 - 09:56 am
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Wait a sec

I just reread the story. Did the officer take the chicken wings in as evidence?

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