"But Officer, I was only doing 60 mph in a 55 mph zone...Why are you giving me a ticket????"
2 years is not equivalent to a "ticket".
OTOH, he should have known the risk he was taking with his freedom.
OTOH, he was 18 and many 18 year olds are pretty ignorant...
I was recently in a store. Two women in front of me were trying to buy something on a credit card that had expired last week... "Oh, but that was only a few days ago!" They actually thought the cashier had the ability, willingness, and authority to accept their expired credit card.
It was simply unreal. Unreal.
One more note.
If he was selling Meth I would hang him from the nearest School Flagpole!
(Too many kid's lives are being completely destroyed by meth... pot doesn't worry me as much as the Meth problem does).