Wait — that’s not the sweet smell of sweaty athletes

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County officers manning posts at intersections during the Tour de LaPorte smelled something other than the fresh country air on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. Sgts. Jon Burger and L. Scott Boswell were stationed at Small Road and 500W when a northbound white van passed, emitting the odor of pot. They alerted Det. Jim Fish, who was stationed at CR 150N and CR 500W, and he also smelled the smoke as the van passed.

Deputy Wade Wallace, who was also assigned to traffic control detail, started to follow the van and said he could smell the pot even with his squad’s windows up. After the driver made a couple of traffic infractions, Wallace made a traffic stop in the 6000 west block of Johnson Road. The driver, Michael M. Morse, 34, was ultimately arrested for Possession of Marijuana, A-Misdemeanor.

15 Responses to “Wait — that’s not the sweet smell of sweaty athletes”

  1. Willie Nelson

    Aug 26. 2019

    You have to be kidding me?
    Pot should be legal in all 50 states…you never hear of anyone dying of a marijuana overdose.
    To the arresting officer: arrest the heroin addicts/drug dealers…
    …there’s the real problem.

    unreal

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    • Scott

      Aug 26. 2019

      Exactly Johnny Law! Car accidents have tripled and insurance rates have skyrocketed in Colorado. If you have to smoke it please do it inside your homes.

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  2. Johnny Law

    Aug 26. 2019

    Willie… in the states that have legalized marijuana, injury and fatal crashes have increased as has addiction to hard drugs like cocaine and heroin.

    You’re right, not a lot of death from marijuana overdoses however a lot of death caused by the “good people” that smoke marijuana.

    Last point… ever know anyone that woke up one day and decided to be a heroin addict? Nope… they start with marijuana and work their way up the addiction ladder. That and those addicted via prescription drugs.

    Here endeth the lesson.

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  3. jason

    Aug 26. 2019

    Tried in public court before due process.

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  4. hayrockheads

    Aug 27. 2019

    OMG….blah blah blah yada yada yada…..it starts with beer, wine and liquor. I never was THC’d and thought, how about a little bump but did at local bars and RED WINE and BREW FEST this year. Complete BS about legalized states but then again, that’s how the fuzz like to spin it. Please! get busted and then charged with half the amount in possession…Huummm? Johnny Law a stoner on the down low…LOL

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    • Adrian

      Aug 27. 2019

      Weed should be reclassified at the federal level .

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    • Tomi

      Aug 28. 2019

      Did you all miss the part of driving infractions? His driving was impaired whether it was (legal) weed or open containers of alcohol.

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  5. TC

    Aug 28. 2019

    There are conflicting studies in regards to the increase in traffic deaths in states that have legal marijuana. A google search reveals a study from the American Journal of Public Health found no statistical difference in crash death rates three years after legalization.
    Regardless, when driving a person should be paying attention to the road not texting, drinking, or smoking. I suppose self driving cars will eliminate the issue in the future.

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  6. John

    Aug 28. 2019

    Hayrockheads, your post makes absolutely NO sense.

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  7. Jim

    Aug 28. 2019

    Mr./Ms. hayrockheads, you are not making much sense. Could you please elaborate in a language we can all understand better? Thank you.

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  8. hayrockheads

    Aug 28. 2019

    OMG….blah blah blah yada yada yada (pretty self explanatory)…..it starts with beer, wine and liquor (actual gateway drug in my opinion). I never was THC’d (under the influence of marijuana ) and thought, how about a little bump (do a line of cocaine) but did at local bars and a local event this year (places to find others interested in offend-able drugs and consume together). Complete BS (Buffalo Chip for the kids) about legalized states (Colorado for instance, it’s more about the increase in population with statistics regarding road safety) but then again, that’s how the fuzz (any part of the judicial process) likes to spin it (sway the story to their favor, most likely for monetary gain). Please! get busted (arrested) and then charged with half the amount in possession (Had a pound of marijuana and charged with 1/2 pound etc. Where’s the rest of it?)…Huummm?

    Enjoy
    PEACE

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  9. Joe L

    Aug 30. 2019

    Hayrockheads, do us all a favor, then, and don’t post any comments. We can’t understand them anyway because you make no logical sense. We want to hear from people who have something worthwhile to say.

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    • Jessica

      Sep 05. 2019

      Why bullying Hayrockheads? The comment made sense the first time and then made sense of common slang as requested. Please keep saying something worthwhile Hayrockheads!

      STOP BEING BULLIES DUDES!

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