Man Arrested for Handing Out Weed 'Because It Was Xmas'

Richard Spurrier, 67, was collared in Florida
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2019 12:05 PM CST
Richard Spurrier, 67.   (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)
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(Newser) – High time for Christmas? That's what a Florida man apparently thought when he was arrested Saturday for passing out marijuana, WTSP reports. Richard Spurrier said he was giving away weed in St. Petersburg "because it was Christmas," per his arrest report. Police say they found a 45-gram bag of grass in his backpack along with a purple glass pipe and a digital scale, both with marijuana residue, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Spurrier was booked on possession of marijuana with intent to sell or distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. Obviously, weed remains illegal in Florida—with certain exceptions for people who can meet specific conditions, like having cancer, per Inquisitr. (Read more marijuana stories.)

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