Man charged with marijuana possession lights up joint in courtroom
Boston reached in his pocket, pulled out a marijuana cigarette, lit it, smoked it and was immediately taken into custody.Updated: Jan 31, 2020 12:57 IST
The rapper Afroman famously sang about how getting high on marijuana prevented him from going to court. A Tennessee man decided to combine the two when he lit a marijuana cigarette in the courtroom, authorities said.
Spencer Alan Boston, 20, was arrested Monday and charged with disorderly conduct and simple possession after sparking up in the courtroom, news outlets reported.
Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan said Boston was in court Monday on a simple drug possession charge. Boston approached the bench to discuss his sentence but instead expressed his views on legalizing marijuana.
Boston reached in his pocket, pulled out a marijuana cigarette, lit it, smoked it and was immediately taken into custody, Bryan said.
This past Monday 20 year old Spencer Alan Boston was called to the podium in front of Judge Haywood Barry on a simple drug possession charge, according to Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan. He then fired up a joint and everybody in the courtroom laughed so hard! pic.twitter.com/5WZOXat0HY— Commander Chuck (@CommanderChuck1) January 29, 2020
Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Moore said the courtroom crowd chuckled. It’s unclear whether Boston lit up a joint or a blunt but Bryan said the defendant’s marijuana did have a strong odor.