If you’re ever arrested for a drug related offense and we hope you never are, the last thing you want to do is give the prosecution the evidence they need to put you away for life. Then again, if you’re the kind of guy who’s that steeped into drugs, your brain isn’t working that well in the first place. A guy in New Jersey learned that the hard way when he showed up to court with 50 grams of marijuana.
Richard Thompson was scheduled to show up for court on drug related charges and walked into the courtroom with a backpack. Security officers conducted a required search of the backpack where they found his marijuana stockpile. They even found his rolling papers and the cigar wrapper he planned to use to smoke the stuff presumably during a court recess. He was scheduled to show up in court where he faces charges of driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and having marijuana in his car. Now he faces an additional charge of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession. It’s too bad that being a dumbass isn’t a crime because the prosecution could have easily put him away for life.
Technically, that means he provided the evidence that the prosecution would need to put him away in prison. Shouldn’t he get some kind of finders’ fee or a reduced sentence for doing the prosecution’s work for them? He just saved a lot of taxpayer money by bringing the evidence to court for them. He didn’t have to do that.