Florida Teens Try to Swallow Pot During Traffic Stop
(02-26) 13:27 PST NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) --
Authorities in southwest Florida said two 19-year-olds unsuccessfully tried to swallow a bag of marijuana during a traffic stop and were charged with tampering with evidence. North Port police reported that an officer stopped the teens on Saturday because their car's high beams were on.
The officer said he noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. When he went back to the car after checking their identification, he said he found the pair covered in "little, green leafy-like substance," and they were chewing and having trouble swallowing.The officer reported finding four grams of marijuana in one of the teen's shoes, leading to an additional possession charge.
The pair have since been released from jail.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Posted on today's SFGate.com, from an article that originally ran in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune: