(For this story, you can safely put aside your position on legalizing marijuana. It’s not about the pot.) So back in April 2006, then-Cpl. Edward Sanchez, of the Dearborn, Michigan police, called 911 and said:
I think we’re dying… We made brownies and I think we’re dead, I really do.
As you might imagine, this sparked an investigation, during which Sanchez resigned.
Not exactly your fall-on-the-sword type of guy, Sanchez first told investigators that, while he was sleeping, his wife took the pot out of his car. His wife (who admitted to taking cocaine from her husband’s police car and using it during a 3-week binge!), truly a stand-by-your-man woman, told investigators that she tricked her husband into eating the pot brownies.
It wasn’t long, though, before Sanchez cracked. He admitted that, not only had he taken the pot from his car, but he also made the pot brownies! And, per investigators, he admitted to taking the pot “off the street from unknown persons.” Wow. So many laws broken, yet neither Sanchez nor his wife was charged with any crime! It’s not over yet, though. Said Dearborn Councilman Doug Thomas, who said he will investigate the matter further:
If you’re a cop and you’re arresting people and you’re confiscating the marijuana and keeping it yourself, that’s bad. That’s real bad. That’s like apprehending a bank robber and keeping some of the money for yourself.