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Police Beat: December 2

It’s OK

A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall after a resident assistant reported smelling marijuana coming from one of the rooms.

When the officer arrived at Manzanita-Mohave, the RA took him to the room where the marijuana smell came from. The officer knocked on the door and a male student answered, informing the officer that he was not the resident of the room. A female student who was inside the room said she was the resident and told the officer he could come inside.

The officer told the resident why he was there, and asked her why the room smelled like marijuana. She hesitated to respond at first, but the male student told her it was OK to tell the officer.

The resident pulled out multiple containers from under her bed and desk that had marijuana residue. She also handed over a pipe with marijuana residue, as well as a grinder.

The officer noticed two posters in the resident’s room that promoted marijuana use. He then arrested and cited the girl for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Speed Racer

A non-UA student was arrested for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia after a UAPD officer pulled her over for speeding.

The female individual had been driving 13 miles per hour over the speed limit. After pulling her over, the officer could smell marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A second officer was called in and could also smell marijuana.

The responding officer asked the driver why her car smelled like marijuana and she told the officer that she didn’t know. The same officer asked her to step outside the vehicle and once outside she told both officers that she had marijuana in her purse and possibly in the console of her vehicle.

The second officer searched the vehicle, where he found two plastic bags containing marijuana. He then searched her purse, which had a grinder, a pipe and two plastic bags that smelled of marijuana.

The driver was arrested for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

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