Man, 22, eats suspected marijuana before police could seize cigarette

benw@ledger-enquirer.comMay 17, 2014 

A Columbus man suspected of possessing marijuana was jailed Friday after he ate what police thought was a marijuana cigarette.

Broderick Walker, 22, was charged with misdemeanor tampering with evidence, driving while his license suspended and having no state tag. He was released on bond from the Muscogee County Jail.

An officer was patrolling near Floyd Road and Baker Street about 11:45 a.m. when he spotted a suspected marijuana cigarette or blunt on dash of the vehicle driven by Walker and a loud odor of pot. Police said the man took the blunt and ate it before the officer could detain him.

Walker was checked out by emergency medical services personnel before he was taken to the jail.

Under Georgia law, a person commits the offense of tampering with evidence when you knowingly destroys, alters, conceals or disguises physical evidence or makes, devises, prepares or plants false evidence. Since he was facing a possible misdemeanor charge of possessing marijuana, Walker was charged with a misdemeanor for eating the suspected pot.

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