BY MANDY BOLEN
Citizen Staff Writer
The cooperative pot smoker
"had a good attitude"
while being taken to jail, Officer
Joe Arbie said.
Arbie was on routine patrol in the Key West cemetary Wednesday night
when he noticed a faint smell of marijuana
burning. He investigated
and found two men sitting on rocks near the USS Maine Memorial.
As the officer approached one of the men got up and walked about 10
feet away. Arbie again smelled marijuana and saw a set of keys and a
burning joint also on the rock, the police report said.
Arbie instructed the 58-year-old man not to sit on the joint, and instead
placed it into an evidence bag while informing the seated man that he was
"Don't arrest him, it's my marijuana
and my keys," the other man said.
The suspect was insistent that the
not be charged," the
Arbie complied and
to jail, where he was issued a notice
to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana
and cooperated fully with the officers involved.