Five Talladega College students were arrested for possession of marijuana in the second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia early Wednesday morning, according to reports on file with Talladega Police.
According to Chief Jason Busby, a patrol officer went to investigate a vehicle parked at Duncan-Pinkston Park at about 3:15 a.m. Wednesday. Like other city parks, Duncan-Pinkston closes at 11 p.m. daily.
Busby said the officer found smoke “billowing” out of the window of the vehicle. The officer noticed an extremely strong odor of marijuana.
“When the smoke cleared, the officer found two bags of marijuana and two hand-rolled cigars containing marijuana,” Busby said. They also found various pieces of drug paraphernalia, including a grinder with residue, a brown pipe with residue, and a glass water pipe.
All five of the people arrested were males, ages 18 and 19. Three were from Georgia, one was from Tennessee and one was from Ohio, and all five were listed as students on their arrest reports.
Possession of marijuana in the second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia are both misdemeanors, punishable upon conviction by up to 12 months in jail.
The Daily Home does not generally publish the names of people who are charged only with misdemeanor offenses.
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