When police attempted to pull over a Pearland motorist last week on East Broadway, the driver had another agenda: disposing of the marijuana he had in the vehicle, according to a police report.
The motorist’s modus operandi: eat the pot. The plan did not work, police said of the incident that occurred at 2 a.m. on June 13.
The driver “refused to comply to visual and audible signals to stop,” according to the police report. “Once stopped, the driver was found to have consumed an unknown amount of marijuana; additional marijuana was recovered from the vehicle.”
The motorist was charged with fleeing, tampering with physical evidence and possession of marijuana and was issued a citation for open container, according to reports.
Eating marijuana produces a lasting and often unpleasant experience, according to Go Ask Alice, Columbia University’s health Q&A Internet site.
“It’s common to feel nauseated or physically uncomfortable after ingesting marijuana, and there’s a greater risk of overdosing,” according to the Web site.
Symptoms of marijuana overdose may include disorientation or feeling delirious or feverish, and can be followed by hangover or stupor, according to goaskalice.com. Those who overdose may become extremely paranoid, hallucinate or have panic attacks.