17-Year-Old Busted With Marijuana, Paraphernalia
Fox Point police made three marijuana arrests in a one-week period, including a Mequon boy whose mom told him he doesn't have to unlock the doors for police.
When Fox Point police accused a 17-year-old Mequon boy of holding marijuana, the boy locked the car doors – because his mom said so.
Police originally pulled over the vehicle because it was traveling 38 mph in a 25 mph zone on Yates Road at 5:30 p.m. on March 8 in the 7000 block of Port Washington Road. Fox Point police smelled burnt marijuana when they approached the vehicle, but the boy denied possession of any illegal substances.
When a second officer arrived, police returned to find the boy had locked all the doors to the vehicle. Police asked him if he was going to unlock the doors, but he refused, saying "My mom says I don't have to."
Based on smelling the marijuana, police placed the boy under arrest for possession of marijuana. The officers proceeded to search the glove compartment, where they found two glass pipes, a digital scale and 21 grams of marijuana. The boy told cops he bought the marijuana because it was exam week at school.
The boy was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Two other marijuana citations were issued last week in Fox Point:
- A 21-year-old Brown Deer man was caught with marijuana in his dorm room at Cardinal Stritch University early Friday morning. Fox Point police responded to the man's dorm room on a report of a marijuana smell at 4:04 a.m. Shortly after they left, a university security guard contacted police to tell them that he found an additional marijuana blunt laying underneath some papers.
- Fox Point police investigated a vehicle with five occupants in the Best Buy parking lot at 1:25 a.m. on March 12. When police saw marijuana and a fully-burned paper material in the door of the vehicle, cops removed the occupants from the vehicle and searched the glove compartment, where they found a one-hitter pipe, a marijuana grinder and a glass pipe. Everyone in the vehicle refused ownership of the paraphernalia, but the driver was charged for possession of paraphernalia.