Stoner sets up his own pot bust

Published February 2, 2006 12:41 am

Where's my weed? He calls cops after his stash is stolen from his home
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2006, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Dude, who stole my weed?

That, in essence, is the question an 18-year-old Orem man posed to police after a thief broke into his home Monday and made off with his stash of marijuana.

It wasn't long before Orem police tracked down the alleged thief - then arrested the victim for possession of the illegal drug.

The teenager had apparently refused to sell marijuana to an acquaintance who had called earlier in the day, said police spokesman Doug Edwards.

After the teen went to work, the acquaintance allegedly broke into the home and snatched the pot.

When the teen returned home, he realized his stash was gone and called police to report the burglary. He gave police a description of his acquaintance, a 23-year-old man, whom he believed broke into his house, Edwards said.

Police tracked down the man, who had a cut on his arm and blood on his jeans, and recovered six ounces of marijuana. He was booked into the Utah County jail on suspicion of burglary, theft and possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone with the intent to distribute.

Officers called the teen and asked him to come to the police station to identify his pot.

He did and was promptly arrested then booked into jail on suspicion of possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone with intent to distribute.