Monday, September 28, 2009

'I Only Ate Some Weed, Officer'

Kids these days are really getting dumber. Don't they even realize you're supposed to smoke the weed?
An 18-year-old Sheboygan woman is facing charges after authorities say she tried to eat marijuana as an officer pulled over the car she was riding in.

Jamie L. Salonen, of 2210 N. 20th St., was charged Friday with misdemeanor marijuana possession and felony bail jumping, the latter charge because having the drug would violate her cash bond on a pending felony marijuana charge. She could face up to three years and six months behind bars, if convicted on both counts.

According to a criminal complaint:

Salonen was a passenger in a car that was pulled over Friday in Sheboygan by a Wisconsin state trooper. The trooper stopped the car after seeing the occupants were not wearing seatbelts, but grew more suspicious after seeing Salonen move around inside.

The trooper came to the door and saw her holding a small bag in her hand that is commonly used to store illegal drugs.

Noting the woman's responses were muffled and she had green material around her mouth and lips, the trooper had Salonen open her mouth, revealing apparent marijuana as well as unknown red and blue pieces inside. There was also marijuana strewn about the passenger side of the car.

Asked why she had marijuana in her mouth, Salonen said she saw it on the floor and then picked it up and ate it. She was described as very emotional and surprised that she was being arrested for the small amount of marijuana.

"I only ate some weed, officer," Salonen said, according to the complaint.

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