Eating Your Stash Won't Keep You Out of Jail



ATHENS, Tenn. -- Athens police said they have arrested a door-to-door meat salesman who swallowed a half-burned marijuana joint as they watched. The Daily Post-Athenian in Athens reported that 30-year-old Robert Sherk of Cleveland faces charges of tampering with evidence and resisting arrest. A jailer said Wednesday that Sherk was being held on a $5,000 bond and there was no record he has an attorney.

Athens police said officers arrested Sherk after he tossed a half-burned marijuana cigarette into his mouth and then resisted the officers' efforts to retrieve it and take him into custody. [Washington Post]

The old saying "never carry more than you can eat," is about as reckless as the myth that undercover officers always have to tell you they're police. The truth is that if your stash is small enough to fit in your mouth, you're probably better off with a possession charge than the multiple crimes police will hit you with if you take them down this path. Remember the guy who [email protected]#king died last year trying to do this?

Know your rights and don't expose yourself by doing drugs in public, but please, don't try to be a badass. Otherwise, my next post on this topic might be about you.

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