This might be the greatest pothead cliche of all-time: two men were arrested outside of an In-N-Out burger location in Glendale on Sunday afternoon, after being found with 24 pounds of marijuana in their BMW in the parking lot.
You read that right, 24 pounds of marijuana.
The men were approached after one of the men, Stephen Thompson, 27, of Canoga Park, was seen by a cop smoking within 10 feet of the burger joint’s door, a violation of the city’s smoking ordinance.
After Thompson was approached, Trevor Alcorn, 30, of Millville and another man both walked away from Thompson.
Thompson apologized to the officer for smoking and explained that he was on parole and in possession of medical marijuana.
Thompson denied knowing Alcorn or the other man, but the two men admitted to knowing Thompson, noting that the trio had arrived at In-N-Out together.
Alcorn said he had a small amount of marijuana in the car and allowed the officer to search it.
When the officer popped the trunk, he found a locked plastic bin full of 24 one-pound bags of pot.
The bags were labeled with different marijuana strains, including “Berry White,” “Blue Cheese,” “Bubba” and “OG Kush.”
The estimated street value of the marijuana is $150,000 to $200,000.
Both Thompson and Alcorn were arrested; the third man was determined to be uninvolved. Thompson remained in custody Monday on $50,000 bail. Alcorn posted bond around 8 p.m. Monday and was released.
Let’s get this straight: in a place where it’s legal to smoke, these guys had to give cops every reason possible to arrest them. I guess that Cali weed is pretty strong, huh?
Stephen Willard | Elite.