When NOT To Call 911
Hmm. Maybe not when your car totally reeks of pot - from the 2 ounces you're carrying! As reported in the Star-Ledger (New Jersey):
John Fleming certainly did not hinder his own apprehension.
Following an argument with another driver over a parking space in a Route 10 lot in East Hanover, Fleming followed the driver while dialing 911.
Patrolman Tom McPartland, who responded to the call, smelled the scent of raw marijuana wafting from the car when Fleming rolled down his window to talk to the patrolman.
It seems Fleming, a 39-year-old West Orange florist shop employee, had two ounces of pot packaged in 12 plastic bags when the car was stopped on Ridgedale Avenue last May.
He was charged with possession of over 50 grams of marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
The other motorist involved in the parking lot spot spat was not charged. Fleming ultimately was sentenced to two years' probation.