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Brave Defendant Asks Judge for ‘One Last Joint,’ Is Denied Request

By / 11.16.12

Damaine Mitchell, 19, wanted Hamilton County Common Pleas judge Melba Marsh to allow him a final indulgence before he attempted to refrain from using the drug – but she said no.

He was in court on Wednesday, charged with trafficking in marijuana – Mitchell is accused of selling it on June 12 in the car park of a Westwood shop.

Mitchell made no secret of his love of the drug – when the judge said she would offer him a deal which would stop him going to jail and would erase the crime from his record, in return for him giving up marijuana for a certain time period, he found it tough to accept.

'That’s going to be hard for me to do, to be honest with you,' said Mitchell.

'I know this is probably not the right question to ask (but) can I get a little time at least (to) get one more joint in?' he asked the judge.

Mitchell was told he could not, and the judge ordered him to return to court on Monday after a trespassing charge he has in another court is dealt with.

Tough times ahead for Mr. Mitchell.

[H/T: Daily Mail]


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