NH Cops Aren't Buying This Guy's Pot Excuse

Selket Taylor told police who busted him that he 'only smokes in Mass.'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 31, 2017 1:40 PM CDT
NH Cops Aren't Buying This Guy's Pot Excuse
Selket Taylor was arrested with marijuana in his car. Hampstead police said in a press release that "as a public service announcement - it is illegal to possess recreational marijuana in New Hampshire, even if you only 'smoke it in Massachusetts.'"   (Hampstead, N.H., Police Department)

(Newser) – A New Hampshire police department has issued a public service announcement with an odd mug shot after a man was arrested with marijuana in his car. Hampstead police said in a release Monday, "as a public service announcement—it is illegal to possess recreational marijuana in New Hampshire, even if you only 'smoke it in Massachusetts.'" The announcement came after the arrest of 27-year-old Selket Taylor, reports WMUR-TV, who was pulled over for using his cellphone while driving.

Police say they arrested Taylor after they saw he had a bag of marijuana in a cup holder, and the AP notes that in addition to his creative excuse, he also gave police quite the mugshot. Taylor has been charged with possession of a controlled drug, transporting a controlled drug in a motor vehicle, and use of an electronic mobile device. Recreational use and possession of small amounts of marijuana were legalized in Massachusetts last year. (Read more dumb criminals stories.)

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