‘Green’ trade-in: Man tries to buy vehicle with 1.5 pounds of pot

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A Michigan man looking to buy a car in Indiana had an interesting take on legal currency when he suggested using illegal weed to make the purchase. Deputies with the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office received a tip last Sunday about a man who thought a fair trade-in would involve a pound and a half (680 grams) of weed for a new set of wheels, according to Wane 15 . Woman speeding at 145 km/h draws police notice, but 20 kilograms of weed gets her arrested Thick as thieves: Dimwitted robbers caught on police video walking on highway with stolen hemp Friendly woman tries to puff, puff pass with cop, but gets arrested instead So at about 9:30 am on Monday, plainclothes deputies met the man identified as Andrew Galinis, 39, in the parking lot of a travel centre in Angola, according to a police report. The suspect is said to have then shown the deputies the weed he planned to trade for the vehicle. The trade didn’t go off without a hitch, at least for the suspect. He was immediately taken into custody. But the man was packing more than a big bit of bud. The police also found he was armed with a small Ruger handgun, Wane 15 reports. Galinis has been charged with one count of dealing marijuana over 30 grams and was being held on a US$3,000 ($3,930) bond. While possessing CBD products with less than 0.3 per cent THC will get a person a pass on penalties, incarceration or fines in Indiana, the same cannot be said for cannabis with higher levels of THC. For example, possessing any amount is a misdemenour charge punishable by as long as 180 days in jail and/or a US$1,000 ($1,310) fine, according to Marijuana and the Law . Sale or…

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