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She thought it was a good idea to smoke a joint on Facebook Live until someone tipped the police

Dec 6, 2021 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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The woman was arrested, something she didn’t take well, telling a deputy after she was placed in the patrol vehicle that she was going to urinate in the cruiser on purpose.

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A 33-year-old woman in North Carolina apparently thought it would be a great idea to announce plans to prepare a joint and consume it on Facebook Live, a scheme that police clearly didn’t “like,” opting to charge her with drug offences.

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The planned stunt was enough for an anonymous person, perhaps a Facebook “friend,” to narc out the woman. “We want to thank the citizens that report concerns to us no matter how large or small,” notes a statement from the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

After the CCSO was informed she was preparing the marijuana, vice and narcotics investigators reviewed the woman’s social media account and observed the video.

  1. While checking things out, officers discovered approximately 30 cannabis plants around a camper and on the back of the residence. /

    Gunshots, predictably, attract police who then discover illicit marijuana grow-op

  2. Officials have since been able to link the attempt to an offender. / PHOTO BY NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

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  3. Image for representation. The driver of the SUV “had wrecked into the highway safety median cables” on Interstate 40 westbound, the police report. /

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Making their way to her home that same day, the officers spoke with the woman who did not deny what she had done. The sheriff’s office then obtained a warrant and upon executing it, collected unspecified amounts of cannabis and controlled prescription medication not prescribed to the woman, the police report.

The woman was arrested, something she didn’t take well, telling a deputy after she was placed in the patrol vehicle that she was going to urinate in the cruiser on purpose. The CCSO statement does not note whether or not the woman made good on her piddling promise, although one of the subsequent warrants suggests she did some sort of damage.

The woman “was served with warrants for possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule VI-controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and damage to government property,” the CCSO reports.

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Recreational cannabis is illegal in North Carolina, although it is “a Schedule 6 substance, which is the lowest classification possible for a controlled substance,” notes information from Cotten Law Firm, PLLC. “Marijuana possession can be charged as a misdemeanor offence or a felony, depending on the quantity found in the defendant’s possession,” the information points out.

While possession of less than 1.5 ounces (43 grams) is a misdemeanour in the state, more than that amount is a felony, which is punishable by as long a year behind bars, Cotten Law Firm adds.

Noting that cannabis is illegal, the CCSO reports, “we have a duty to enforce all laws no matter the opinion.”

Predictably, some of the comments to the police Facebook post admonished the police for spending time making busts for cannabis. “It’s just a plant, get over it. It has amazing medicinal benefit, and it’s honestly embarrassing having police report on people smoking weed or doing weed busts,” noted one commenter.

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But the CCSO did receive its fair share of support. “She shouldn’t have been doing it on Facebook. Weed is still illegal in North Carolina. Law Enforcement have alot of things that they have to take care of. I salute Columbus County’s Sheriff Department,” added another poster.

Social media and weed are not necessarily a good mix.

Just ask the four men in Mexico, aged 18 to 29, who this spring pleaded guilty to crimes against health for selling cannabis brownies on social media and will now spend the next three years in prison. Or there is the Oklahoma City woman who faces child neglect charges after reportedly providing her four children, who range in age from seven to 13, cannabis that they could smoke weed. Then, there’s are the two Texas teens who were arrested after a video of a toddler smoking weed caught the attention of police.

Even sons of sporting legends can find themselves in hot water for posting things on social media. The son of LeBron James found himself there after he sent out a since-scrubbed post of him apparently smoking cannabis.

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