One measly ounce of weed led to the arrest of at least 63 people over the weekend!
The ordeal went down at 21st birthday party billed as a lingerie party in Cartersville, Georgia. When police were unable to identify the actual owner of marijuana found on scene, and no one came forward to claim it, dozens were arrested for suspicion of possession.
“This story starts at 2 o’clock in the morning on New Year’s Eve…” the reporter in the video below opens up his report on the incident. The newscast via WXIA-TV mentions 70 people were arrested at the party.
Apparently neighbors heard what they thought to be gunshots coming from the house before calling 911. Police said they found found two firearms at the scene, one of which was reported as stolen from Detroit. Investigators also found “several smoking devices” and “suspected cocaine” at the NYE party.
According to a report from Buzzfeed News, four men at the bash were also booked on suspicion of felonies not related to drug possession.
“It has been a long-standing policy of the Cartersville Police Department that drug investigations routine patrol officers encounter are referred to the Bartow Cartersville Drug Task Force. This current policy is now under review for any further drug investigations,” police said.
1 Ounce Of Weed = Dozens Of Arrests