Suspect in patrol car eats bag of evidence containing marijuana

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - A woman who was in the back of a police car ate a bag full of evidence that contained marijuana.

According to ABC affiliate WPLG in Miami, Tavish Smith was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol after the woman crashed her truck, drove in the wrong direction and then crashed again. Officials suspected she was driving under the influence, and they found marijuana in her vehicle.

One June 13, the giggly woman was handcuffed and placed in the back of the patrol car, but Smith managed to wiggle out of the handcuffs. That’s when she reached for the bag of pot, and it was all recorded on the trooper’s car video.

“My car’s smelling like the stuff you had in your seat,” the trooper said in the video footage. “I hope that’s not why this marijuana bag was open over there.”

The woman, still laughing, admits to the officer that she managed to get out of the handcuffs.

In the video she can be seen chewing while the officer tells her “bags of weed don’t go missing inside a police car.”

Once she ate the evidence, her misdemeanor charges were moved up to felony charges.

According to officials, the woman denied eating the bag full of pot, but troopers found crumbs of marijuana on her face and hands.

The giggly suspect posted bond and was released from jail.  

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