Tempe Police: Snack-sized chip bag proves bad hiding spot for man's weed

Tempe Police Headquarters (Photo illustration by Emily Johnson/The State Press) Tempe Police Headquarters (Photo illustration by Emily Johnson/The State Press)

A 24-year-old Mesa man was arrested on the 400 block of South Mill Avenue on suspicion of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession, according to a police report.

The man was contacted while sitting in a gazebo in a back alley on the 400 block of South Mill Avenue, according to the report. He was with a group of people and holding a 40-ounce bottle of liquor, police reported.

The man showed officers his identification card and a records check showed that he had an outstanding warrant out of Mesa for disorderly conduct, police reported.

Officers found marijuana and rolling tobacco inside a Bugles bag in his front right pants pocket during a search, according to the report.

The man was transported to Tempe City Jail, where he was booked and held to see a judge, police reported.

Report compiled by Kelcie Grega.

Reach the assistant news editor at kgrega@asu.edu or follow her on Twitter @kelciegrega.

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