Man Asks Officer to Give Him Back His Weed

December 13, 2011 - 10:26 AM
Netherlands Marijuana

FILE - In this June 24, 2008 file photo a regular user of soft drugs demonstrates how to roll a joint with tobacco and marijuana in a coffee shop in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Dutch government plans to reclassify high-potency marijuana alongside other highly illegal drugs such as cocaine and ecstasy. The move announced by Economic Affairs Minister Maxime Verhagen on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, means that most of the cannabis currently sold in the weed cafes will have to be replaced by milder variants. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney's argument that a bag of marijuana uncovered during a Pennsylvania traffic stop could have belonged to a man other than his client has unraveled after an arresting officer recalled the suspect asking him: "Can I have my weed back?"

Nineteen-year-old Devonte Davon Jeter was one of four men in a car stopped by Midland police on May 13.

Jeter's attorney said Monday that the marijuana could have belonged to any one of the men in the car.

But the prosecutor told the judge: "I don't know what else 'Can I have my weed back?' can mean, other than it's his."

The Beaver County Times (http://bit.ly/vAArCn ) reports that a district judge agreed with the prosecutor and ordered Jeter to stand trial on marijuana possession charges.

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Information from: Beaver County Times, http://www.timesonline.com/