Listen up, kids. This is why the friendly officers always tell you to wear your seatbelt whenever you’re in a car. Either that or it’s why they tell you not to tool around town with your drugs in your lap. Either way, the point I’m trying to make here is that making life decisions the way this guy makes life decisions isn’t going to end well for you.
Police were conducting seatbelt checks on Upper James Street on the ramp heading up to the Lincoln Alexander Parkway around 11:30 a.m. when one officer noticed a driver with his belt undone and loose marijuana strewn across his lap.
“He also had a baggie of marijuana next to his leg,” said Staff Sgt. Mark Cox.
When police arrested the man, they said he was in possession of 14 grams of marijuana, along with 2.4 grams of cocaine, 123 grams of hash, a “large quantity of cash” and a replica firearm.
The street value of all of this is about $6500, according to police types who would know these things. It also adds up to a charge of possession of a controlled substance. Wait, just one?