Thursday, 8 May 2008

Juror on Marijuana case takes law into her own hands

49-year-old Cornelia Turner Mayo was fulfilling her civic duty by taking part in jury duty in Houston, Texas. Cornelia was one of the 20 prospective jurors in a marijuana possession trial. During jury selection, a 45-minute break was called. When the 45 minute break was up, Cornelia was the only one to not return to the courtroom.

The judge in the case was about to issue a bench warrant when he received a call that Cornelia was arrested right outside the criminal courthouse. Cornelia was arrested for smoking a joint. All that talk about weed probably gave her a major craving.

The judge told The Houston Chronicle, "I've had prospective jurors get lost before, but it never occurred to me that they might be getting ready for a marijuana trial by, allegedly, smoking marijuana."

The former juror was charged with possession of marijuana. Ms Mayo remained in the Harris County Jail on a $500 bail Tuesday night and could not be reached for comment.

For her sake I hope she was puffing on high-grade weed and not some crappy home grown.........



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