Man allegedly asked cop to find his marijuana

Sep 6, 2012

Police in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner say a traffic stop led to two arrests after a passenger allegedly asked an officer to find some marijuana he had dropped on a levee bank.

The Times-Picayune says 18-year-old driver Chad Nicholson of Reserve and 21-year-old Jason Ray Sr. of LaPlace were booked on marijuana charges.

Police said the car smelled of marijuana when they stopped it Aug. 27 near businesses that closed ahead of Hurricane Isaac.

Nicholson allegedly said he and Ray had smoked marijuana. When none could be found in the car, Ray allegedly said he might have dropped it on the levee and asked the officer to find it. Arrest reports say the officer found a bag of marijuana right where Ray said it would be.