Marijuana smoke leads OKC police to arrest man in Braum's parking lot

Oklahoma City police officers arrested an Edmond man, 20, on Monday after the smell of marijuana led them to his pickup in a restaurant parking lot.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: February 14, 2013
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Police say they arrested a man after loud music and the smell of marijuana led them to his pickup in a parking lot.

Nicholas Hanson, 20, of Edmond, was arrested on a complaint of possession of marijuana about 3 p.m. Monday in a Braum's parking lot at 2001 NW 164.

Three Oklahoma City motorcycle officers were leaving the restaurant after lunch when they saw Hanson sitting in his truck just a few parking spaces away with the windows half-down, according to the police report.

Hanson was smoking what appeared to be a joint as he began to drive away, according to the report.

When one of the officers pulled up next to the driver's side door of the pickup, Hanson tried to hide the joint by cupping his hand, police said.

Police handcuffed Hanson, who told them he was living in a sober living house and that he had not seen the officers in the parking lot.

One of the officers wrote in the report that he told Hanson “I didn't think he was living sober, and he agreed.”

Police report they found more than 8 grams of marijuana in a baggie in the pickup. Hanson was given a ticket and released when a friend came to drive the pickup.

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