'Pot' Smoking Boys Keep Cops Busy
Six juvenile boys and an 18-year-old are charged with marijuana possession over the past few days by Barrington police.
Six juvenile boys and an 18-year-old boy were busted for marijuana possession by Barrington police over the past few days.
The first arrests came Friday afternoon, Aug. 10 at a home on Sowams Road. A caller told police that it appeared several juveniles were participating in a “pot party.”
Two patrol officers responded and found four boys, two age 13 and two age 15, had smoked marijuana inside the house, according to Police Chief John LaCross. The boys were spotted in the back yard when officers arrived.
The boys initially jumped over a fence and ran into nearby woods. But they stopped running and returned to the house when ordered to by a patrol officer.
The boys' clothes and the interior of the house smelled of marijuana smoke, said LaCross. Each of the juveniles was charged with marijuana possession first offense.
Two days later on Sunday night, Aug. 12, a 17-year-old boy was stopped in a vehicle on New Meadow Road at South Lane when it was observed drifting over the double-yellow lines, La Cross said.
Patrol officers smelled marijuana in the vehicle. They found an orange plastic pill bottle filled with marijuana inside a plastic bag in the console. The boy admitted it was his stash, said LaCross. Police also found a smoking bowl.
He was charged with marijuana possession and driving in possession of a controlled substance. The case will go to Family Court. A passenger in the vehicle was not charged.
Then on Monday evening, Aug. 13, patrol officers arrested two boys, Aaron T. Schwartz, 18, and a 17-year-old teen, behind PieZoni’s on County Road.
The boys admitted to police that they were smoking marijuana near the Shaw’s Supermarket before driving over to the parking area behind the pizza shop and Rite Aid drug store. Police also found a grinder and two smoking pipes on the boys, La Cross said.
Each of the boys was charged with marijuana possession first offense.