Man Calls School To Retrieve Marijuana In Son’s Elmo Backpack


That would certainly explain the Rasta colors…

‚ÄčA Pennsylvania man was arrested Thursday morning after employees at an elementary school found marijuana in the backpack of the man’s kindergarten-age son.

Ronald J. Washington, 33, of Uniontown, Pa., called Menallen Elementary School to ask whether his son, who is enrolled in kindergarten there, had arrived, reports Jim McKinnon of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Washington told school officials he needed to “retrieve something” from his son’s blue Elmo backpack.
School employees were suspicious and searched the book bag, finding two clear plastic bags of marijuana, at which point they alerted state police.
Law enforcement officers determined the bags contained 105 grams of cannabis.

“It was something dumb,” Washington, with a keen grip on the obvious, told the troopers who confronted him outside the school when he showed up to claim his property.
Washington was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver, and disorderly conduct. Apparently he got pretty bent out of shape about getting busted.
Washington, who may not be a shoo-in for the Father of the Year award, is being held in the Fayette County Jail on $100,000 bail. His preliminary hearing will be April 14 at 9:30 a.m., before District Judge Joseph M. George Jr. in Uniontown.