"This Is Just A Place I Like to Go Smoke," Says Teenager With Marijuana
The following information was supplied by the Westford Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The following are entries from the Westford Police log for July 24 and 25.
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June 26, 12:15 a.m. – An erratic driver was spotted near Ace Hardware, with license plates indicating that the driver lived on Gauthier Lane.
Police were dispatched to the driver’s house, where he indicated he was getting some cigarettes on Drum Hill in Chelmsford.
According to the police report, the driver sounded coherent in his speech and there was no aroma of alcohol on his breath.
June 26, 2:30 p.m. – Police were dispatched to Elm Road for reports of a man who was hit in the head by a rock by a child. No charges were filed.
June 28, 9:33 p.m. – During a regular patrol, a teenager was spotted on top of a large air conditioning unit near the rear of an abandoned building on Littleton Road.
The teenager was approached by the officer on patrol, at which point he told him that he was smoking marijuana.
When asked why, the teenager said, “This is just a place I like to go smoke. That’s all.”
The marijuana was inside a small CVS pill bottle and the teenager also was in possession of a glass pipe with what the officer described as burnt marijuana.
From there, the teenager was issued a $100 citation for violating town marijuana bylaws, and his father arrived on the scene to pick him up, telling the officer that the teenager would be punished further for his actions.
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