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Weird Police News: Marijuana Smell Hard to Hide

Here's what police officers around Northeast Georgia were up against recently.

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 OK, so who had the weed? Gwinnett Police interrupted an apartment robbery in unincorporated Norcross, during which a group of armed masked intruders reportedly confronted the occupants while looking to steal a stash of weed. Most of the robbers climbed out a window when the cops knocked on the door, leaving behind a 15-year-old accomplice, who confessed to the crime. The robbers left with $200, but there was no report of there being any marijuana in the apartment, nor whether it may have left through the window with the other suspects.

Even the sidewalk isn’t safe: Failing to maintain lane was the least of the charges a Walton County man faced after he struck a pedestrian who was standing on the sidewalk and drove away. Not surprising, the man was also charged with DUI after his pickup jumped the curb and hit the man.

But they were robbed, dude: Two men, one of whom was pistol-whipped and bleeding from his head, reported they were victims of an armed robbery at a Snellville-area home. But police smelled marijuana when they entered the house to further investigate the crime, and subsequently found a jar filled with pot. Both men were charged with drug possession, and one of them had outstanding warrants in Cobb County on drug and battery charges. No other information was reported on the robbery investigation.

‘Stench of marijuana on his breath:’ Despite the , a couple of men denied there was marijuana in their car during a Buford-area traffic stop. Of course, there was. Among other evidence, Gwinnett Police also found a digital scale, three small bundles of green leafy material, and a small jar containing partially smoked “blunts,” slang for a marijuana cigarette. The police report also noted an overwhelming “stench of marijuana on his breath” coming from one of the suspects. There’s more. A text message in one suspect’s cell phone indicated a possible purchase of “3Gs” for $100. Police asked him what that meant. He replied, “It means I’m [expletive deleted].”

What marijuana? Gwinnett Police answered a report of a suicidal man in a parked car in the Dacula area. But the man wasn’t suicidal at all. The smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle said otherwise. “What marijuana?” the man said.

Not OK: With bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and a staggering gait, a Winder man who smelled of alcohol apparently didn’t notice his SUV smashed into a tree. According to the Barrow County Sheriff's Office deputy’s report, “He informed me that he was OK to drive."

Simply lost: A LaGrange, Ga., man who “lost” his car ended up finding a Gwinnett County Police officer and a ride to jail. Police found the man at a Dacula-area Quiktrip just before 5 a.m. one morning and wrote the following account of the encounter:  “The suspect stated he was looking for his vehicle, which he said he ‘lost.’ I asked the suspect where he was coming from and he said, ‘Well, [expletive deleted] home of course.’ I asked the suspect where his home was and he stated, ‘Right [expletive deleted] here, man.’”

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