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Inmate lights joint while appearing before judge, sheriff says

Posted at 10:52 PM, Jan 27, 2020

LEBANON, Tenn. — An inmate lit a marijuana joint while appearing before a judge in a Tennessee court on Monday.

The inmate, Spencer Alan Boston, appeared in court on a marijuana possession charge.

Wilson County Sheriff Robert Ryan says Boston approached the bench to discuss his sentence and that's when Boston pulled the marijuana from his pocket in front of the general sessions judge.

As the court officers quickly approached him, the inmate began talking about his desire to see marijuana legalized in Tennessee.

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"One of the craziest things I’ve seen,” said Sheriff Bryan.

The sheriff said Boston was led out of the courtroom through a small cloud of smoke. He was booked on a second charge of simple possession and received 10 days for contempt of court.

This story was originally published by WTVF in Nasvhille, Tennessee.