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Secret cookie ingredient gets woman in trouble
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A cookie has landed a woman behind bars for 48 hours after lawmen found chocolate chips weren’t the only ingredient in her secret recipe.
The woman, Taylor K. Johnson, 21, of Oakley, Mich., maintained she could explain why cookies found in her possession contained marijuana. According to Johnson, she has a prescription for medical marijuana in her home state of Michigan. She admitted she should have left her marijuana at home when she came here to visit.
General Sessions Judge Bill Locke still handed down a 48-hour sentence along with a year’s worth of probation for her illegal possession. She will be required to pay $150 plus costs.
She was cited for the crime when the car in which she was riding was pulled over by Highway Patrolman Gary Myers. The trooper stopped the car for a registration violation.
During the stop, the officer noticed the smell of marijuana and questioned the occupants. That was when Johnson removed a baggy from her shoe containing marijuana.
“She also had a lock box containing two pipes with residue and two chocolate chip cookies with marijuana inside,” Myers said.
Michigan does, in fact, allow medical marijuana under a law passed in 2008 allowing those with prescriptions to hold as much as 2.5 ounces. The law does not extend to Tennessee thereby explaining why Johnson came here on vacation, but will leave on probation.