New Orleans assistant city attorney cited for marijuana violation, butterfingers
Business was brisk inside Orleans Parish magistrate court Monday afternoon as criminal defendants filled up the back rows while cops sat waiting to testify. That’s when a joint fell out of attorney Jason Cantrell ‘s pocket and onto the floor in front of NOPD officers.
Cantrell was cited and let go under a city policy for low-level marijuana cases, police said.
An officer said Cantrell was a first-time offender. He was issued a summons for simple possession of marijuana, said Officer Garry Flot, an NOPD spokesman.
Flot said Cantrell was talking to an officer when the joint flew.
Sources painted a comical picture of the incident, saying a pair of cops glanced at the joint on the ground, then at each other before making arguably the easiest collar in the annals of policework.
They were evidently profiling every person that dropped a roach on the floor.