Skip to comments.New Orleans Prosecutor Drops A Joint Out Of His Pocket In Court
Posted on 10/03/2012 6:37:54 AM PDT by blam
New Orleans Prosecutor Drops A Joint Out Of His Pocket In Court
October 3, 2012
It was business as usual Monday afternoon in the Orleans Parish magistrate court when an assistant city attorney reportedly made a mistake that could haunt him the rest of his career.
Jason Cantrell, the 43-year-old son of a magistrate commissioner, allegedly dropped a joint out of his pocket right in front of New Orleans Police Department officers, The Times-Picayune reported Monday.
Officers reportedly laughed as they escorted Cantrell out of the courtroom and wrote him a summons for simple possession of marijuana.
Marijuana possession in New Orleans is a municipal offense, so police can issue summonses rather than arrest wrongdoers.
A tipster who reported the incident to Above The Law says he has "suspected that more than 50% of the city and its employees, specifically are, at any given time, either stoned, drunk, or on a three hour lunch."
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63% of the residents of New Orleans cannot read or write.
dey all on welfayer
I’ve always said that if we MANDATED every government employee to take a random drug and alcohol test we would easily find 47% need to be fired.
I take offense at this. I don’t use marijuana and I can only down 3 Sazeracs in my 90 minute lunch.
Stoned, drunk, on three hour lunches...
’ ... but, Your Honor, it was evidence in another case, and I was carrying it to maintain the chain-of-custody. Honest. Sir.’
I can almost smell Bourbon Street and that lavender soapy street wash.
I can smell it and I’m 240 miles away.............
One of them was one of the groups leaders.
He was arrested but overlooked something. He forgot to take the drugs out of his pockets ahead of time!!
The police and us thought that was quite humorous!
Nice work if you can get it. But then again, we're taking about a city with drive up daqueri stands.
“A tipster suspects.” Wow, that’s pretty sound evidence right there.
Where did you get that figure?
It might be correct, but a illiteracy rate that high ..... hum?
Someone get a search warrant for his freezer. Just saying...
The police laughed?
Is this guy in any trouble at all? Is he able to represent the state against lawbreakers such as himself?
This is Nawlins, things are a little different........
It might be correct, but aN illiteracy rate that high ..... hum?
Where, in The Quarter, do YOU live, svcw ?
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