When police arrived at Jeremiah Carmody's home he tried to destroy the evidence of his marijuana plant in a creative way: by eating it.
Police arrived at the man's Scranton, Pennsylvania home with a warrant on Monday and Carmody panicked, or maybe he just got a little hungry. Whatever the reason, police say he tried to eat his pot plant before they could stop him. But it wasn't enough to save him from arrest.
Carmody was charged with several drug-related charges, according to The Times-Tribune. He destroyed some evidence but police found plenty more.
Inside the home police found the remains of the plant, as well as four pounds of marijuana, four digital scales, $2,600 in cash, and drug paraphernalia.
That half-eaten plant can still be identified as marijuana which we hope Carmody realized during his impromptu snack time. What he might not have known is that his stunt could add an additional charge to those already against him: destroying evidence.
Tampering with or destroying evidence is its own crime that can land you in trouble. Even if the evidence ends up being insufficient for a conviction, tampering with it could still result in its own punishment.
It's unclear whether Carmody has a lawyer yet but if not let's hope he gets one soon. Eating the evidence won't help his case but finding a good defense attorney could.
Carmody isn't the only person brilliant enough to think of eating the evidence when the evidence is pot although he gets creativity points for trying to eat the growing plant.
Last year several Houston police officers got in trouble for a similar thing when they were caught eating a tray of pot brownies they had confiscated from a few teenagers. They were caught when others heard them talking about it on their in-car computer, reports Gawker.
What none of these people seems to have considered is that even if they ate the evidence, there's a chance others would notice. Either way, they're busted.
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