VIDEO: Man Lights Up Marijuana In Court While Discussing Drug Charges With Judge

Tom Gantert

Spencer Boston lit a joint while appearing before a Tennessee judge on Jan. 27 and got 10 days in jail for his efforts.

Lebanon, TN – A Tennessee man lit a joint in court and smoked it on Monday while appearing before a judge on a marijuana possession charge (video below).

Spencer Boston, 20, appeared in court before Judge Haywood Barry on Jan. 27 and told the judge that he thought marijuana should be legal, WKRN reported.

Boston then reached into his jacket and took out a rolled marijuana joint and lit it with a match, according to CNN.

He was able to take several puffs before court bailiffs realized what was going on and intervened.

But then the video showed bailiffs grabbed Boston, seized his lit joint, and took him out of the courtroom.

As he was removed, Boston turned to the gallery and yelled “the people deserve better!” CNN reported.

The people in the courtroom all laughed, according to Wilson County Sheriff's Department Lieutenant Scott Moore.

"I've been here 20 years, and this is the first time I've ever seen that," Lt. Moore said according to ABC News.

Lt. Moore told WTVF he thinks Boston planned his stunt with lighting the joint to make a political statement.

“I think he knew what he was doing before he came to court,” Lt. Moore said.

Boston is now facing additional charges as a result of his courtroom shenanigans, WKRN reported.

Police said he had been charged with disorderly conduct and simple possession of marijuana in connection with the stunt.

But the judge, who wasn’t amused by his antics, held Boston in contempt of court and locked him up in jail for 10 days, according to CNN.

Lt. Moore said that after 10 days behind bars, Boston would be eligible to post a $3,000 bond to get released.

The joint smoked in court will be held as evidence, according to ABC.

Marijuana in not legal in Tennessee, although the state does allow an exception for cannabis oil to be used with seizure patients, according to the Marijuana Policy Project..

Possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor in Tennessee and punishable by up to one year in jail and a $2,500 fine.

Watch Boston light a joint in court in the video below:

Comments (46)
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Anomie88
Anomie88

Good for him.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Trying to imagine if he was on Judge Judy!

sbuckner021
sbuckner021

i don’t smoke personally, but i have ZERO issue with marahooch and this gentleman's peaceful protest. weed hasn’t ruined lives - the laws surrounding it have.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

🌿👍🏾

Michael A. Katz
Michael A. Katz

You have to admit, this guy has big ones, lol

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Well he gets ten days of showers and food, then he can get out and steal enough sh#t to get loaded again........what a life!!

DR226
DR226

This guy should make his plea to the " HIGH " court...✌😍

Rj's
Rj's

May you receive the same as him in the future a law is a law and no one can think they do not have to follow it. His stunt will be far gone when all the Liberal judges are gone

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

Remember TWO THINGS, #1, Soros, who pledged to Over Throw our country and install Socialism spent over $4Million supporting the legalization of this destructive substance. Ask yourself WHY. And, #2, Look what that Stupidity did to a once great state.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Not the brightest bulb in the room.🤣🤣🤣🤣

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Ah he didn't have anything to do for the next 10 days anyway!! LOL!!!

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Thank goodness he was not in court for indecent exposure. :-)

I figured there would be a gofundme for him. Over $6k raised already.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

"Lt. Moore told WTVF he thinks Boston planned his stunt with lighting the joint to make a political statement.

“I think he knew what he was doing before he came to court,” Lt. Moore said."

That is the epitome of his First Amendment Rights.

Marine.001
Marine.001

Now what he did was stupid. But agree that having a dime bag on certain persons has ruined their lives. Personally I smoke 3 or 4 puffs b4 bed, CBD, ibpro and other meds do nothing for my arthritis. 50 yrs old and I have arthritis all over. Chronic for chronic pain. Hummm Maybe I should I get hooked on pain meds and then go to Heroin next. NOT

Boogiefever
Boogiefever

That is funny. You know the Judge will give him the maximum fine of $2,500. That is a lot of lettuce that he could be smoking.

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

I've always said marijuana is another topic of BS fed into the minds of the masses. I've worked hundreds of death investigations and have yet to have a pot related death. That's because it doesn't kill you, and it's not even addictive.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#420

fjhappel
fjhappel

Complete asshole. Sentence should be buzz cut and 90 day strict boot camp.

rolltidefan
rolltidefan

A sign of things to come. The pothead crowd will make him a hero. The good news for him is that since he did not have a job, he won't miss any work and his welfare check will be waiting for him when he gets out.

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

nice protest!

Ghost_00000001
Ghost_00000001

Judge: “How do you plea to the charges against you?”

Defendant’s reply: “Yes.”


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