Police Beat: April 9, 2015

Amber White

Lights out

Two UA students were stopped on Seventh Street just west of Campbell Avenue for not having a working license plate lamp on March 24 around 10:45 p.m. 

The University of Arizona Police Department officer noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the students’ car. He had both of them get out of the car and walk to the trunk.

The driver told the officer there might be some marijuana in the glove compartment. Inside it, the officer found a small plastic container with marijuana residue and a shake. The container had a label saying “for medicinal use only,” but neither woman was a marijuana prescription card holder. 

The student driving the car said she thought someone left the marijuana in her car in the last day or two. She also claimed to smoke marijuana once or twice a week. The passenger said she and the other student were roommates and they took turns purchasing marijuana to smoke it together. She also said the marijuana in the car was for them both to use. 

The two women were cited and released for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The driver was warned about her license plate lamp not working and asked to get it fixed. They were both referred to the Dean of Students Office for a code of conduct violation. 

Skatin’ Smokers 

Two non-UA affiliated individuals were seen by a UAPD officer with skateboards in the Highland Avenue Parking Garage on March 24 around 9:11 p.m. 

The officer told both men about the no-skateboarding rule in parking garages. One of the men stood with his back turned toward the officer to conceal something in his hands. The officer made him turn around and show what was inside his hands, which was a clear glass water bong with burnt marijuana residue in the bowl. The officer asked if either of them had marijuana, and the other man took out a green plastic tube with 0.1 grams of marijuana from his backpack.

The backpack was searched, and the officer found a clear plastic grinder with marijuana residue on it and a green pill bottle with a ziplock baggie that had 2.3 grams of marijuana inside. The man said all of the items were his, but the first man claimed that the bong was his and the marijuana wasn’t. 

One man was cited and released for possession of marijuana and both were cited and released for drug paraphernalia. All the items were taken as evidence.