Connecticut police have been busting stoners on Weed Street. Last week, a man from New Canaan was issued a ticket for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia after an officer pulled him over on Weed Street because his window tint appeared to be too dark.
According to a police report, Sergeant Carol Ogrinc was patrolling the area when she spotted a vehicle being driven by 23-year-old Alexander Kranzlin, traveling southbound on Weed Street. That is when the officer noticed the tint of the windows and the license plate cover, and suspected both were too dark to be in compliance with state law. On came the red, white and blues, and soon Kranzlin found himself in the middle of a Weed Street shakedown.
When Sergeant Carol approached the vehicle, she reported noticing that Kranzlin’s eyes “appeared to be glassy,” which gave her reason to believe the man was holding a little marijuana… on Weed Street.
Although Kranzlin maintained his innocence for a while, he eventually caved and told the officer, “there was ‘stuff’ inside a friend’s bag” he had with him in the car. Note: In this situation, the police had no reason other than “glassy eyes” to suspect this man had marijuana. Had he just kept his mouth shut except to say “Am I being detained” and “Am I free to go,” he might have gotten away with only an infraction for his window tint. Instead, he made it easy on the cops by giving himself away. Remember to protect your rights, whether holding marijuana or not.
Inside the backpack, Kranzlin pulled out an old-school shaving cream stash can, popped off the bottom and handed the officer a stoner care package, complete with marijuana, a grinder, a couple of pipes and some rolling papers.
Luckily, Connecticut does not bury weed offenders under the jail for possession of small amounts of marijuana, which allowed Kranzlin to continue his journey down Weed Street in his own car as opposed to back of a police cruiser.
Mike Adams writes for stoners and smut enthusiasts in HIGH TIMES, Playboy’s The Smoking Jacket and Hustler Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @adamssoup and on Facebook/mikeadams73.