A 32-year-old man allegedly swallowed a lit marijuana spliff (cigarette) and assaulted the police during a routine patrol by Micoud police officers along the Desruisseaux main road yesterday, November 6.
Benjamin Lee Maturin of Blanchar, Desruisseaux has been charged with disorderly behaviour, resist lawful police arrest and assault on police.
According to reports, at about 8 a.m., officers were on routine patrol along the Desruisseaux main road when they came across a group of young men sitting near the road side. Officers reportedly smelled marijuana as they approached the group of men.
Reports are that Maturin was observed with a burning marijuana spliff in his hand and swallowed it as the police officers approached him.
It is further reported that Maturin attempted to run away from the officers whom he assaulted and behaved in a disorderly manner while being searched.