JPD: "Happy Holidays" tin held pot pipe, not cookies | Crime
A dispute between two women Tuesday, June 26, landed a man in the Craighead County Detention Center on felony drug charges after police say they found pot and drug paraphernalia stashed in a “Happy Holidays” tin under his bed.
Just before noon officers were called to a fight involving two women at a home in the 1800-block of National Rd. When they arrived, one of the officers reported smelling “burning marijuana” inside the residence.
The officer said he then entered a bedroom where he found Curtis Brownlee, 31, sitting on the bed. Beside him were “several marijuana roaches in an ashtray,” according to the report. The officer said it appeared Brownlee “had just put one out” and that there was still visible smoke.
The officer said he also noticed “marijuana shake and seeds” on the bed where Mr. Brownlee had been sitting. He also said he saw a metal tin on the floor next to the bed that said “Happy Holidays” and had a red bow on the lid. When the officer looked inside, he reported finding numerous items of drug paraphernalia including a marijuana pipe, cigar roller, grinder, hemostats and rolling papers.
The officer then searched Brownlee and reported finding a Crown Royal drawstring cloth bag containing 17 grams of suspected marijuana and three grams of suspected methamphetamine.
Brownlee was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, felony possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.