A pot eating police officer who stole marijuana from criminal suspects, then had his wife bake it into brownies, was allowed to resign from his job instead of facing criminal charges. Catching the officer from the Dearborn, Michigan suburban area near Detroit was a fluke.
The officer actually called 911 to summon help after he and his wife ate some of the marijuana-laced brownies and panicked, fearing that were dying from an overdose.
Former Cpl. Edward Sanchez resigned after the incident last year and the department made the decision on Wednesday not to prosecute him. But some city council members aren't happy.
One council member likened it to catching a bank robber and letting him go with some of the money. The council member said that because the officer had been stealing marijuana from drug suspects that he had arrested, he should face should be prosecuted.
After the 911 call, Sanchez at first tried to blame his wife. He said she had gotten the marijuana out of his car and baked the brownies, and then he admitted he had done it himself.