When being pulled over by the cops, it is important to remember that when the officer asks to see your driver’s license and registration that you don’t accidentally hand him a fat sack of weed, instead.

This is the unfortunate lesson a young man from Prospect Heights, Illinois is being forced to learn the hard way.

Earlier this week, police were called out to the Bristol Court Condominiums in Park Ridge to investigate reports of a suspicious vehicle trolling the area. When the officer arrived on the scene, he immediately pulled over the suspected vehicle to give the driver a proper roadside interrogation; to find out exactly what sort of business he and the other occupants could have possibly had in an upscale neighborhood at 4:30 in the afternoon.

A police report indicates that when the officer asked the driver for a look at his license and registration, the kid got flustered and mistakenly handed him a “bag containing a green, leafy substance,” which the cop suspected was marijuana.

 Of course, the officer, now left holding a baggie full of pot -- 10 grams, according to the report -- felt compelled to inquire with the teen about the contents of the bag… to which the kid replied, “I didn’t mean to hand that to you.”

Unfortunately, this little stoner blunder brought the heat down: the driver was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of tobacco by a minor. In addition, his four passengers, three 16-year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy, received citations ranging from possession of tobacco by a minor to possession of drug paraphernalia.

All of the teens were released on their own recognizance, and are scheduled to appear in court next week. 

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.