Honest Man Tells Police He Smokes 'Weed:' Brecksville Police Blotter

The following information was supplied by the Brecksville Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following incident was reported by the Brecksville Police Department on Nov. 24. The information was compiled from a police report.

A police officer pulled a 35-year-old Brecksville man over for what appeared to be a broken tail light shortly before midnight Nov. 24. The driver said he knew of the damage because he recently backed into a pole on his property. 

The officer thought the driver was nervous. The man’s record showed he had a suspended operator’s license, so the officer called for backup. The second officer saw a clear plastic baggy of marijuana in his sweatshirt pocket. 

While the driver was searched, he said “I smoke weed, at least I’m honest.”

He was cited for the broken rear red reflector and suspended license. He was also charged for the possession of marijuana. 

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FlyingTooLow December 07, 2012 at 04:33 PM
This is pathetic. Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crimes... to those that are REAL crimes. I spent 5 years in Federal Prison for a marijuana offense. While I was there, I watched armed bank robbers come and go in as little as 20 months. After 3 years 'behind the wall,' I pointed this out to the parole board. Their response: “You must understand, yours was a very serious offense.” How do you respond to that mentality? I laughed about the parole panel's comment for 2 more years (as I still sat in prison), then wrote my book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank No, it is not a treatise on disproportionate sentences. . I wrote about the escapades that led to my incarceration. I admit, I had a great time. No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved...there were no victims. We were Americans pursuing happiness in our own way. Harming no one...nor their property. That’s my contribution to helping point out just how ludicrous our pot laws truly are.


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