Connecticut has changed its laws when it comes to marijuana over the past few years. In 2011, possession of under a half ounce (14 grams for those who don’t know what that means) has become decriminalized and a civil citation. With the progression in the marijuana movement, you’d think that nowadays you can carry a little bit of weed anywhere and be ok, right? Absolutely wrong. A man from Norwalk apparently didn’t get that memo when he went to visit his probation officer with some stuff that can get you stoned just off the scent.
25 year old Joseph Carey had been convicted on a felony risk of injury to a minor charge after being accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in November 2012. Part of his sentence was that he was to visit his probation officer in the Stamford courthouse. On Wednesday morning, he walked in the courthouse nervous, sweating and not following any directions given to him at the metal detector before entering the building. The judicial marshal working the detector noticed a large bulge poking out the man’s pants, and asked him to remove everything from his pockets. After his pockets were empty, the bulge still remained.
Stoner’s Fail Leads Him to Jail
When Carey was asked to remove what he had claimed was “air freshener”, he pulled out a clear plastic container with 23 baggies of what the police said was a “greeny leafy substance that looked and smelled like pot”. Joseph was later taken to the Bridgeport Correctional Center on possession of marijuana and possession with intent to sell. One source claimed that the pot was extremely “stinky” which probably meant that it was that good-good.
He must have been pretty zooted to walk into a courtroom WHILE ON PROBATION with an ounce of pot in his pants. Hey Joe, did you not think that you’d be caught out? You can barely fart anywhere nowadays without anyone smelling it, but you think it’s logical to bring an ounce of the dank to the one place where they can screw you the hardest. Biggie said it in the 10 Crack Commandments (but it can apply to weed, I guess): never get high on your own supply. Especially if it’s right before visiting your P.O. in a courthouse. Drugs are bad, mmkay? Theres a time and a place for that, and it’s called college, not court.