Drug Defendant Asks Judge for ‘One More Joint’
A defendant may have blown his opportunity to avoid prison time after asking a judge if he could smoke “one more joint” before giving up marijuana.
Judge Melba Marsh offered 19-year-old Damaine Mitchell the opportunity to stay out of prison, if he gave up pot immediately. She was astonished when he made the request, and quickly said, “No.”
Mitchell told the judge he likes smoking weed, and staying off it in order to avoid prison would be “a challenge.”
Mitchell faces drug-trafficking charges, and is scheduled to appear for sentencing later this week.