On Oct. 2, an Ohio man reportedly phoned 911 to confess he was "too high on weed." The incident occurred in Austintown. According to the police report, officers responded to a residence on the 100 block of Westminster Avenue at around 4:25 p.m. Upon arrival, they were pointed to an upstairs bedroom by the caller's grandfather.
Inside, they found the 22-year-old curled in a fetal position on the floor, moaning and surrounded by Chips Ahoy cookies, Doritos chips and Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers. He allegedly told officers he smoked "too much weed" and couldn't feel his hands. He also allegedly handed over his car keys and told authorities they would find more marijuana in the center console of his vehicle.
Officers searched his vehicle and recovered a glass pipe with marijuana residue, rolling papers, two roaches and a glass jar of marijuana. The man did not require medical treatment. He will reportedly be charged with possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Despite its legalization in other parts of the country, marijuana is still illegal in Ohio. Ohio residents charged with possession of marijuana could face fines for small amounts of marijuana and significant jail time for larger amounts of the substance. However, a criminal defense attorney may be able to get the charges reduced or dropped in some situations. For instance, if legal counsel discovers that authorities violated a defendant's civil rights during search and seizure, the charges could be dropped. In other situations, it may be possible for an attorney to negotiate with prosecutors for a plea deal that mitigates the most serious charges in exchange for a guilty plea.
Source: KTLA 5, "Ohio Man Calls Police to Say He's 'Too High' on Marijuana; Is Found in Pile of Doritos, Chips Ahoy Cookies", Oct. 8, 2015