Washington Coed Booked for Bong SmashingNovember 10th, 2008 by Perry
Over the weekend, a Bellingham, WA resident who tried to help a friend that was getting arrested, intervened and got involved in all the wrong ways. Her friend was pulled over and arrested with more than 30 bags of weed packaged for sale, a scale and a couple bongs. Sensing imminent danger, like Wonder Woman, she sprung into action.
While officers were preparing to cite the driver with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, the woman grabbed the bongs and started running.
Later after being detained, she told the officer she was trying to help her friend avoid a paraphernalia charge. It sounds to me like the classic “bong grab-n-dash” but the next time you smash someone’s bongs to try and help them, please don’t.
The friend, as it turns out, wasn’t getting charged with paraphernalia possesion. Even if he was, it wouldn’t have mattered that she smashed the bong to pieces. Additionally, if you’re over 18, which it turns out her friend was not, you can submit a request to get evidence back after a trial. Yet, since he was a minor, she just saved the officer some time by breaking the paraphernalia and got herself booked too.