Fairfield, CT — Apparently it was a little too obvious: Police arrested a college freshman for allegedly dealing drugs after he reportedly handed out business cards promoting marijuana sales.
According to the Connecticut Post, a tipster notified university security that a Fairfield University student distributed business cards that read “Bean Marijuana, Inc.” with a cell phone number. A police undercover informant subsequently made several buys from the student.
Perhaps one could say that the business cards “spilled the beans.”
The Fairfield Patch reports that the police executed a search warrant on his dorm room where they found “an amount of marijuana exceeding personal use.” According to the Patch, the student, 18, faces the following charges:
“possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana within 1,500 feet of a school.”
He is due back in court on December 12.
In 2011, Connecticut decriminalized personal possession of small amounts of marijuana. The statute reduces the penalties for the adult possession of up to one-half ounce of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor to a non-criminal infraction punishable by a $150 fine. In 2012, medical marijuana became legal in the state, but has yet to be implemented.
As The Inquisitrrecently reported, a new study by CBS News finds that nearly half of Americans (47 percent) now support the legalization of pot. The study also suggests that support for medical marijuana has increased exponentially (although cannabis is still illegal under federal law).
Do you think it’s an appropriate use of law enforcement resources to prosecute marijuana offenders? Do you think the national movement toward decriminalization and/or legalization of pot is a good or bad thing?