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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Labeling a Container as "Not Weed" is Unlikely to Eliminate Suspicion

So learned a Nebraska man who was pulled over when officers suspected he was driving under the influence. The Lincoln Journal Star initially reported the story:

A 21-year-old Lincoln man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana after deputies found a 16-ounce container labeled "Not Weed" under the front passenger's seat.
The New York Daily News reports on the story as well, and includes a quote from Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner regarding the label on the container:

“We call that a clue,” Wagner said.

Indeed, if suspects want to avoid arousing suspicion, labeling their possessions as the opposite of what police officers may be looking for may not be the best approach.

If you want to see a picture of the suspicious container, the Daily Mail has that covered here.

Perhaps if the label were typed rather than handwritten, the driver may have had a better chance of dispelling the officer's suspicion.

(H/T: Lowering the Bar)

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