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Police chief gives teens a choice

Friday, December 30, 2011

A Nevada police chief says he offered a choice to the mostly-teenage passengers on five buses that were headed to Utah from Northern California for a ski trip.

Don Zumwalt says he told them they could spend the next three days in juvenile detention -- or they could hand over the marijuana that had been detected on all five buses.

The kids gave up the pot.

And that was a better choice for all concerned. Zumwalt says if he'd arrested them all and confiscated the buses, it would have been a logistical nightmare. His juvenile detention facility only has 20 beds.

He says he gave them a "fatherly talk about skiing sober" before sending them on their way -- minus the pot, pipes, bongs and rolling papers that were turned over.

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