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Man stole evidence pot due to smell

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Police have charged a western Pennsylvania man with stealing a small bag of marijuana held as evidence because he allegedly couldn't resist the drug's aroma.

Online court records don't list an attorney for 27-year-old David Allan Thompson, of Charleroi.

Charleroi Regional police tell the Observer-Reporter of Washington, Pa.that Thompson was arrested Saturday after he stopped at the police station to offer police some unspecified information about 8 p.m.

Police say Thompson apparently stole the drugs that had been seized by police that night while an officer was in the process of logging the drugs into evidence.

When police suspected what happened, they confronted Thompson outside the station. He allegedly handed over the drugs and confessed saying, "I just couldn't help myself. That bud smelled so good."

Thompson faces a preliminary hearing Aug. 23.

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