Judge Sasses Cop Who Ate Marijuana Edibles On duty
In case you don't remember, a police officer from Toronto, Canada stole and ate a candy bar that was laced with cannabis oil earlier this year. He's now facing trial, and we're kind of living for it. The chocolate treat had been seized as evidence in a dispensary raid, but 36-year-old constable Vittorio Dominelli decided to grab it for himself.
It's a dumb move for sure, stealing police evidence, but at least he waited until he was home to try it, right? Gave himself a full evening to relax and enjoy? With no responsibilities at all? No. Not in the slightest.
Dominelli consumed the edible with a fellow officer while doing plainclothes surveillance. Let's repeat that for everyone in the back: A police officer consumed pot while on duty. Could he get any stupider? Yes. How? He (and his partner) had too much. Way way too much.
They. Went. Crazy.
Twenty minutes after consuming all eight squares of the chocolate bar, the effect hit them "like a ton of bricks". Dominelli was sweating buckets and thought he was going to pass out or die and asked his partner to radio for help, but she refused. He then stole the radio and ran up the street to call for help, asking them to send an ambulance. Rumor has it one of them was found in a tree. To add to the shitshow, one of the responding officers slipped on ice while trying to help them, getting a concussion herself and having to be sent to the hospital.
Anyway, the punch line of the day was delivered in court by Justice Mary Misener, who said Dominelli was a "complete idiot" for tampering with evidence. Dominelli, who had offered to resign within a few weeks of the incident, pled guilty. His sentencing will be determined at a later date.