The Emerald Triangle’s annual harvest-time cannabis glut may be worse than usual this year. “Marijuana for sale, with free samples,” read the sign spotted by a Humboldt County, California sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Fernbridge area Saturday morning.
Naturally, the deputy pulled in at the Renner Gas Station to check out a vehicle with those signs posted on it, reports the Arcata Eye
. (This being Humboldt County, of course, nobody turned her in; the deputy just happened to drive by.)
When the deputy drove up in his patrol car and asked the female “associated with the vehicle,” Tami Lorraine Madison, 40, of Butte, Montana, if the sign was true, she told the officer it was “a joke.”
But when the deputy took a gander inside her vehicle, he saw dried marijuana buds in plain sight on the car’s front passenger seat.
The officer then searched Madison’s vehicle and found more than eight pounds of dried, manicured cannabis inside.
A chagrined Madison was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of felony possession of marijuana for sale. Her bail is set at $25,000.