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2 cited for possession at county attorney’s office

Dec 19, 2017

By David Hotle, The JOURNAL


Two juvenile offenders discovered Monday morning the folly of going to set up a payment schedule for an outstanding fine at the Washington County attorney’s office while allegedly under the influence of marijuana as they were discovered after acting suspiciously.

According to the Washington County call log, two juveniles were charged at 11:33 a.m. Monday with simple possession of a controlled substance marijuana after police were called due to the two subjects acting suspiciously. Washington County Attorney John Gish said that there was a “strong odor” of marijuana about the two subjects, which prompted office staff to summon the police.

“When you work in this area long enough you see, smell and learn plenty of things you didn’t expect to,” Gish said.

He said that it is unusual for someone to come to a county attorney’s office smelling of marijuana.

Gish said that he is unsure if there are going to have to be other arrangements made for the prosecution of the subjects due to them being charged in the county attorney’s office. He said because they are juveniles cases are processed differently from adults.

“They are managed by Juvenile Court probation officers,” he explained. “The officers work with them one on one to hopefully rehabilitate them.”

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