Edmonton, May 28-30, 2023

Due to the numerous requests from LPs. Micro and Craft growers along with some of the largest cannabis retail stores in the nation, Grow Up has decided to bring our award winning show to Alberta. We will be hosting our 7th Conference and Expo at the Edmonton Convention Centre in beautiful downtown Edmonton.

Bra proves a bust as hiding spot for bud

Aug 5, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

This post is presented by our media partner The Growth Op
View the original article here.

SUV passenger stopped outside Circle K store in Florida faces cannabis charges

Article content

A Florida woman who was a passenger in an SUV parked outside a Circle K store in Spanish Plaines, Fla. now faces charges after officers discovered cannabis and weed paraphernalia in her bra and pants.

Advertisement 2

Story continues below

Article content

The 36-year-old woman from Yalaha was busted after deputies with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) detected the telltale skunky scent of weed coming from the passenger side of a vehicle at about 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 3.

According to The Villages, the female passenger underwent a pat down. During the process, officers discovered some folded paper containing cannabis tucked in the woman’s bra and a cylindrical container with marijuana inside her pants near her pelvic area, the publication reports, citing the SCSO arrest report.

  1. Once the officer arrived next to the vehicle, his nose took over. /

    Passenger hands over cannabis-stuffed shoe after officer smells something amiss

  2. The man “stated the pants he was wearing did not belong to him.” / Photo: txking / iStock / Getty Images Plus

    Pants on fire: Florida man tells police his drug-filled trousers belong to someone else

  3. When they arrived at the scene, police

    Convicted dealer spared jail after being found with cannabis down his pants

Advertisement 3

Story continues below

Article content

The woman was booked on charges of possessing cannabis and possessing drug paraphernalia, according to a search of SCSO inmate records. She was released the same day after posting a $1,935 bond, with $1,290 of that related to the weed found and the remaining $645 for the drug paraphernalia.

While medicinal marijuana is legal in Florida, recreational cannabis is not.

Although the inmate report does not specify how much cannabis was found, HG Legal Resources notes that possessing up to 20 grams carries a maximum penalty of up to one year of incarceration and a fine of as much as $1,290. Between 20 grams and 11.3 kilograms kicks the misdemeanour offence to a felony that is punishable by as long as five years in prison and a $6,450 fine.

Advertisement 4

Story continues below

Article content

As for possession of drug paraphernalia, that misdemeanour count can lead to a year in jail and a $1,290 fine upon conviction.

Bras have proved a bust for stashing cannabis in the past.

In February 2020, another Florida woman landed in hot water after the scent of weed wafting from her bosom resulted in a search by a female officer.

The 29-year-old initially argued the smell was from a leftover roach stashed in her bra, but a lot more was found. The bra bust kicked off a search of the vehicle, which included a whole lot more, namely weed packaged for sale, digital scales, cash and about 450 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

She was later charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and trafficking in a controlled substance.

Advertisement 5

Story continues below

Article content

A few months later in August, but still in Florida, a woman involved in a domestic dispute in which she allegedly sprayed her husband’s face with cockroach spray while he slept was charged with drug smuggling after she was arrested and brought to jail, where weed was the discovered in her bra.

Grocery and convenience stores are also no strangers to cannabis investigations.

Just this past spring, two men in India whose red shirts identified them as drug pedlars to prospective customers were found with illegal cannabis. The men later told police that potential weed customers would have a heads-up that they were packing, and selling, whenever they wore red shirts or T-shirts.

Earlier this year, a tweet from the York Regional Police cautioned parents to keep an eye out after reports were received that a store in Markham, Ont., just north of Toronto, was selling cannabis products, including cannabis edibles that look like candy, to underage teens.

And last year in Ontario, York Regional Police issued a warning after more than $10,000 worth of cannabis products were seized from a convenience store in Markham, Ont. The retailer did not have the required licence.

Subscribe to Weekend Dispensary, a weekly newsletter from The GrowthOp.

Advertisement 1

Story continues below


Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. We have enabled email notifications—you will now receive an email if you receive a reply to your comment, there is an update to a comment thread you follow or if a user you follow comments. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings.

This post was originally published by our media partner here.

Grow Up – September 11-13, 2022
Niagara Falls Convention Centre, ON

News from Grow Up Media partners