|Photo: Alachua County Jail|
|Robert Michael Grady, Jr. tried to eat his marijuana; now he’s charged with felony tampering instead of misdemeanor possession|
A Florida man who was pulled over for not using his turn signal ended up in jail for allegedly trying to eat a handful of marijuana.
Gainesville Police said the man would only have been charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, but is now charged with a felony for tampering with evidence, reports Karen Voyles of The Gainesville Sun.
An officer said he saw Robert Michael Grady, 27, put the marijuana in his mouth and start chewing.
Grady was arrested at 2:36 a.m. Monday and was also charged with habitually driving with a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officer Byron Carroll said when he pulled Grady over, he saw him in the driver’s seat holding “a large handful” of a green, leafy substance that was later identified as marijuana. Grady then put the substance in his mouth, the officer said.
Grady was booked into the Alachua County, Florida jail.