Sunday, March 11, 2007

And Will You Be Having Dessert This Evening ? ?

From today's The Province:

Pot not on menu at family eatery — Staff Reporter

Four teens in West Vancouver may want to think again before they choose to do a drug deal in a busy family restaurant. On the table. At suppertime.

The four were arrested Thursday at the Park Royal White Spot when they were easily spotted at a table dividing up marijuana in plain view.

“It wasn’t on the menu,” noted West Vancouver police Sgt. Paul Skelton.

It’s not clear who spotted the three 16-year-olds and 17-year-old doing the deal — it was 6:15 p.m. in the busy restaurant — but someone in the eatery called police.

The investigation was exceptionally brief. The youths were asked to step outside, where they were arrested and searched and relieved of 65 grams of pot.

The incident was “probably not a good judgement call,” said Skelton.

“Research,” he noted dryly, “has shown that marijuana use impairs your judgement.”

And more from the "going to pot" realm:

Three tonnes of marijuana abandoned in U.S. — AP

ONTARIO, Calif. — A truck with three tonnes of marijuana was found abandoned on a freeway ramp with its engine still warm, authorities said.

A California Highway Patrol officer saw the rented truck partially blocking the ramp Wednesday night and stopped to offer help before smelling marijuana, CHP Sgt. Telfinues Preszler Jr. said. The officer found plasticwrapped bundles of marijuana in the back, with an estimated street value of US$20 million.

“Somebody’s going be in some major trouble for walking away and leaving that quantity sitting on the side of the freeway,” Preszler said.

'Ya gotta love it . . . .

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