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Police Find Teen Hiding in Igloo with Marijuana Bong & Weapons

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By Kamika Dunlap on February 19, 2010 1:50 PM

A concerned citizen called 9-1-1 to report two legs sticking out from the entrance of a homemade igloo.

Officers responded to the call and searched the area and saw two black shoes sticking out of the igloo.

But what exactly did the police find?

According to the Delaware News Journal, police arrived and found a teenager hiding in a snow bank, with a marijuana bong and weapons.

Wait... there's more.

Police say a Delaware teen was hiding inside and in possession of an 8-inch fixed-blade "survival" knife, a hammer, two bongs - used for smoking illegal drugs - and 7.5 grams of marijuana.

He now faces drugs and weapons charges.

In Delaware, possession of any amount of marijuana is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of $1,150.

According to Police Spokesman Senior Cpl. Trinidad Navarro, officers were originally called to the neighborhood at about 8:30 a.m. for a report of a suspicious man who appeared to be carrying a gun.

The 17-year-old has been arraigned and released to his parents pending a Family Court hearing, officials said.

He was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon, carrying a concealed deadly instrument, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. 

In general, drug paraphernalia includes equipment that is modified for making, using, or concealing illegal drugs.

Also, drug possession laws typically vary according to drug type, amount, and geographic area of the offense. Possession of small quantities may be deemed "simple" possession, while possession of large amounts may result in a charge of presumed "possession with intent to distribute."


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