Bizarre moment courtroom defendant charged with drug possession ‘lights up joint in front of judge’ in what sheriff branded ‘one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen’
- Spencer Boston, 20, allegedly lit up a joint in court and was arrested
- The Tennessee man approached a judge on a charge of simple drug possession
- The twenty-year-old took the opportunity to speak on new marijuana legislation
- Placing his hand in his pocket, he took out a rolled joint which he began to smoke
- Officers reacted quickly to remove him from the room
- He was given a second charge of simple possession of marijuana
- Boston also faces ten-days’ jail time for contempt of court
A Tennessee man was immediately arrested after allegedly lighting up a joint in a court room in front of a judge.
Spencer Boston, 20, was to appear in General Sessions Court in Lebanon, Tennessee, on Monday on a simple drug possession charge.
He was arrested and charged with possession for a second time after deciding to use his time at the podium to allegedly smoke a joint in a push for legalization.
Spencer Boston, 20, was to appear in General Sessions Court in Lebanon, Tennessee, on Monday on a simple drug possession charge when he decided to light up the joint (pictured)
Spencer Boston, 20, was handed a second simple drug possession charge for allegedly starting to smoke a joint as he appeared in court on his first drug possession charge
Boston is reported to have started speaking on new marijuana legislation but decided to get his point across more bluntly by sparking up. He was quickly removed from the courtroom and placed under arrest.
The sheriff office’s video footage of the incident shows Boston reaching the podium in front of Judge Haywood Barry and reaching into his pocket to take out what appears to be a rolled marijuana cigarette. He places the cigarette in his mouth and and lights it with a box of matches.
The cigarette is reported to have given off the smell of burning marijuana and people behind Boston can be seen moving away.
Boston began to speak on marijuana legislation and lit up a rolled joint to laughs from court
Officers immediately arrested Boston and removed the 20-year-old from the court room
Officers can also be seen quickly moving to arrest Boston and remove him from the courtroom in a joint effort through the cloud of smoke.
‘One of the craziest things I’ve ever seen,’ Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan told WTVF, adding that many in the court burst out laughing when they saw what was happening.
According to Wilson County court documents, Boston is being charged with disorderly conduct and a second charge of simple possession of marijuana, a Schedule VI drug.
Boston was also hit with ten days in jail for contempt of court.
His bond was set at $3,000, the New York Post reports.