Yes, Pull Your Weed-Filled Car Over In Front Of A Cop To Look For Your Lighter
Tiffany Owens, 19, had a problem -- she'd lost her lighter somewhere in the car she was driving.
No worries, though; just pull over and look for it, right?
Well, not if you intend to do it right in front of a cop car.
Fort Bend Now reports on what happened: A cop saw Owens' car, and "it looked like the passenger was leaning over the passenger side of the car, possibly trying to hide something."
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No, no, no, sir, not the case at all: Owens told the cop she was merely looking for her lighter. The officer's report said he then noticed that "marijuana seeds [were] visible on the passenger seat and floorboard." which either means Owens was toting a whole passel of seeds, or the cop was giving things a pretty good going-over. Maybe he was trying to help find the lighter.
Instead, with probable cause established, he searched and found a baggie of marijuana in the glove compartment (An ingenious hiding place!)
Owens was charged with a Class B misdemeanor of possession of less than two ounces, Fort Bend Now says.
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