Marijuana smoker picked bad time to fire one up

Marijuana smoker picked bad time to fire one up
SOURCE: Westlake Police Department
SOURCE: Westlake Police Department

WESTLAKE, OH (WOIO) - A Westlake police officer was surprised to see a man pulling up alongside with a joint hanging out of his mouth.

Police said Tyler August pulled out of a Westlake gas station and appeared to be ready to light up a marijuana joint when he looked to his left and noticed the police car.

Initially, August claimed to not know what the officer was talking about, but police said finding the marijuana wasn't going to be a problem - the cruiser belonged to the canine officer.

August is due in court next week and faces a $150 fine.

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