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Perkins police: You can't have your pot back

Tom Jackson • Jan 23, 2013 at 2:11 PM

A security guard at the Perkins Township Walmart stopped Michael Brown, 45, of the 2600 block of Pioneer Trail, shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, according to a Perkins police report.

Brown allegedly took $63.60 worth of clothing, including socks, underwear and T-shirts. He placed the items in his coat and tried to leave the store, but a security guard stopped him, the report said.

Perkins police Officer Joe Bauman, dispatched to the scene at Walmart’s behest, noted in his report that Brown smelled like marijuana. When Bauman searched Brown, a clear plastic bag of marijuana fell from Brown’s pants pocket, the report said.

Bauman cited Brown for theft and possession of marijuana.

Before leaving, Brown asked, “Since you’re giving me a ticket for the marijuana, can I have the weed back?”

“I advised Mr. Brown he could not,” Bauman wrote.


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