Monday, March 8, 2010

When are we going to treat this as DWI instead of DRUGS...what a waste of our tax money! The driver might not have been smoking...

A 27-year-old man convicted of dealing marijuana was arrested this morning, when police say he was smoking pot on his way home from prison.
Sir James Smith, Indianapolis, was being driven by his wife from Putnamville Correctional Facility when police pulled over their car for a license plate infraction on the 4500 block of west Washington Street at 2 a.m.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer Erik Forestal said in a report that when he approached the car it smelled of marijuana.
Sharmainique Royal, 21, Indianapolis, was driving the white Nisasan Sentra with the couple's 11-month old daughter, Sir'ir Royal, and friend, Shaneka Williams, 20, Indianapolis, in the back seat, according to the police report.
Royal told Forestal that she had bought some pot to smoke with her husband after they picked him up from prison.
Police found a small amount of marijuana in the car and preliminarily charged Smith, Royal and Williams with possession of marijuana and neglect of a dependent for smoking in the presence of the baby.
The infant was put into custody of the state department of Child Protective Services.
Smith was released from Putnamville after serving four-month sentence for dealing in marijuana, hash oil or hashish, according to Indiana Department of Corrections records.
He had been sentenced previously to two years in prison on the same charge.

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