Police pull over two young men in a pre-hurricane traffic stop, and smell a strong Oder of marijuana. That's when the passenger asks officers if they could find their bag of weed which was dropped earlier at a nearby levee.
Kenner Police stopped two young men near businesses that were closed due to the coming of Hurricane Isaac. The vehicle didn't have a valid registration sticker, but this routine traffic stop was anything but ordinary.
According to the Times-Picayune, the officer smelled marijuana
when he approached the vehicle of 18-year-old Chad Nicholson who was
driving, and his passenger 21-year-old Jason Ray Sr. After Nicholson was
unable to provide a driver's license, he allegedly told the officer
that they had been smoking marijuana and they had more, but he wasn't sure where.
Ray then said there was about an ounce under a seat, but when police inspected the car there no no marijuana
to be found. That's when Ray allegedly said to the officer, "I hope it
didn't fall out of my lap when I got out of the car by the levee. Can you go get my weed?"
He then told police were he had exited the car by a nearby levee, and
just where he said it was, is where officers found almost an ounce of marijuana.
Both Chad Nicholson and Jason Ray Sr were arrested for possessing marijuana, and possession with intent to distribute. Nicholson was also arrested for driving without a license and with an expired tag.
Let this be a lesson of what not to do when pulled over by police. Practice your rights, and just remain silent.
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