A common problem for people who use drugs is what to do with them when the police show up. At home, down the toilet they go. In a public place, they get stashed somewhere hidden. But, when the police are following you down the road in your car, what do you do? That was the question that apparently plagued Enrique Campos Jr. in Galveston early Sunday morning.
According to a report from the Galveston Police Department, Campos, 17, was arrested on a charge of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence when he was pulled over and found to be chewing up some weed.
Officers smelled marijuana coming from the Silver Cadillac he was riding in along the Seawall at 12:15 a.m. Sunday morning during a traffic stop. When he was asked to open his mouth, one of the officers saw what he believed to be weed in the mouth of Campos, who spit it out. None of the other people in the car were arrested, but Campos went to jail on a $5,000 bond.
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First, don't drive along the Seawall smoking weed. Second, if you are about to get busted, don't try to eat it unless you actually intend on swallowing it, which will not do your digestive system any favors.