Travelers at ferry terminal call police after seeing 'very pregnant' woman smoking pot
By RICHARD D. OXLEY
Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer
October 9, 2012 · 11:50 AM
Passers-by at the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal called police after noticing a "very pregnant" woman smoking marijuana at the terminal on Sunday afternoon.
But when approached by police, the woman said she had nothing to hide.
"Well, I was definitely doing that!" she allegedly told a Bainbridge police officer, according to a police account of the incident.
When the officer arrived at the ferry terminal at 1:52 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, he could clearly tell the woman sitting on a concrete bench was "very pregnant," according to a police report filed this week.
The officer told the mother-to-be that police were responding to reports that she was "smoking weed" in public.
Police said she then readily showed police her marijuana pipe, which contained residue from smoking the drug. The officer confiscated the pipe and placed it into evidence.
As police continued to question the woman, she interrupted and asked if she could use her phone to update her Facebook status. She wanted to tell her online friends that she was being stopped by police for smoking pot.
Officers told the woman that her Facebook status could probably wait.
Police then checked the woman's identification, and the review showed she had a warrant out of Kent for theft.
Officers discovered it was a non-extraditable warrant, and then cited her for possession of drug paraphernalia. A friend soon arrived in a car and picked up the woman.Contact Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer Richard D. Oxley at email@example.com or (206) 842-6613.