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Police Find Marijuana, Paraphernalia Hid All Over Car in Traffic Stop: 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 Dec. 16. The information was compiled from a police report.

A police officer stopped a speeding car just north of Miller Road on Interstate 77 at about 7:30 a.m. Dec. 16.

The officer then approached the driver's side of the car and could immediately smell the strong smell of marijuana.

Once backup arrived, the driver, a 20-year-old North Canton man, was patted down for weapons and asked how much marijuana was in the car and where it was.

The driver said he had a small amount in the center console. He was placed in the police cruiser, along with the three passengers.

The officers opened the center console and found a plastic bag of marijuana, three prescription bottles with labels removed that had marijuana debris and a purple cylinder-shaped grinder that also had marijuana debris.

Under the passenger front seat, officers found a glass jar containing marijuana. A brown case with a 4-inch multicolored ceramic smoking pipe and a pack of 12-inch rolling papers were found in the pouch behind the seat.

Under the driver's seat, officers found a wooden two-compartment container with a "one-hitter" and two packs of rolling papers inside.

The driver said all the contraband was his and was charged with speeding, marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia.

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Kevin_Hunt December 26, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Tips for becoming a stealth juror: If you are called up to perform jury duty in a marijuana case, you will be asked by the prosecutor if you would convict someone for a marijuana offense. Say "Maybe if the prosecutor can make a good case". During jury deliberations, vote not guilty. Do not give a personal reason for voting not guilty; just say that you don't think that the prosecution proved its case. Your vote will result in a hung jury which will force the prosecutor to offer the defendant a better plea deal. If enough marijuana cases end in hung juries, prosecutors will not bother to try these cases. This strategy helped end alcohol prohibition.
Justt Saay Noww December 26, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Finish off the war on cannabis with jury nullification! NEVER convict!
Malcolm Kyle December 27, 2012 at 10:33 AM
America it is time to wake up. Prohibition is a cultural and economic assault on your money, on your careers, on your ability to put food on the table, have shelter, cloth yourself, and even survive or self-medicate. The fiscal cliff isn't the crisis. Prohibitionist control over America's politics and government is. If you sincerely believe that prohibition is a dangerous and counter-productive policy then you can stop helping to enforce it. You are entitled—required even—to act according to your conscience. * It only takes one juror to prevent a guilty verdict. * You are not lawfully required to disclose your voting intention before taking your seat on a jury. * You are also not required to give a reason to the other jurors on your position when voting. Simply state that you find the accused not guilty! * Jurors must understand that it is their opinion, their vote. If the Judge and the other jurors disapprove, too bad. There is no punishment for having a dissenting opinion. We must create what we can no longer afford to wait for and end the most destructive, dysfunctional, dishonest and racist social policy since Slavery. PLEASE VOTE TO ACQUIT!

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