Hey, stoner, don’t make pot jokes in the drive-through line. A Florida man tried to add some high humor to his drive-through order at Burger King, but when he asked for “a blunt and some herbs,” the store called the cops and the man ended up in jail on felony marijuana charges.
Shawn Porter, 32, of Deltona, is being held in the Volusia County Branch Jail near Daytona Beach with bail set at $1,000, reports Gary Taylor at the Orlando Sentinel
It all started innocently enough, with a late-night munchie run to the Burger King in Deltona, according to Volusia County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Gary Davidson.
Porter and another man pulled into to the drive-through lane in a white Saturn just before 10:30 p.m. on Thursday. When it came time to order, one of them yelled out that he wanted “a blunt and some herbs,” Davidson said.
“When they drove up to the window, the cashier said she could smell the scent of marijuana coming from the car,” Davidson said.
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|Gary Davidson, Volusia County Sheriff’s Office: “When they drove up to the window, the cashier said she could smell the scent of marijuana coming from the car”|
One of the restaurant’s managers could also smell the cannabis. She told a 911 operator she was outside in the store’s playground when the white Saturn with two weed-heads passed by.
“I could smell the scent of weed—marijuana,” she told the operator.
She then learned about the “blunt” order and said she decided to call the cops with a description of the vehicle and its tag number.
“It’s not that it’s a major emergency,” she told the operator. “It’s more of a nuisance than anything.”
“I wanted to report their tag number because they are smoking drugs in the car,” she said.
A deputy ran the tag number through his computer and learned the stoned owner lived less than two miles from Burger King, Davidson said.
He drove to that area and, minutes later, watched as the white Saturn pulled into the driveway and the two high guys happily got out carrying Burger King bags, ready to munch the fuck out.
“The deputy could also smell the odor of marijuana coming from the car,” Davidson claimed. “That’s when Porter admitted smoking marijuana while in the vehicle.”
A search of the car turned up a joint in the ashtray and two plastic bags containing a total of about 28 grams of marijuana.
Porter admitted that the weed was his and was arrested, but the other man denied any knowledge of the marijuana and was released, Davidson said.