Comedian Ralphie May Arrested for Pot Possession… After Petting Drug-Sniffing Dogs
May told TMZ, “When I got to baggage claim, I actually walked up to the dog. I love dogs and petted Nickey, the beautiful shepherd mix, and she sat down. That indicates to the handler that I had marijuana on me. I didn't know that, I just thought that dog loved me. Then another dog came over and it sat down as well and I petted that dog too. I was thinking these dogs love me they can tell I'm a dog person.”
If you ask me this all sounds awfully fishy. In fact, I wonder if May was traveling alone or if he was acting as a decoy so his more inconspicuous buddy — along with an a**hole full of sweet Mary — could get through security untouched. I don't know if my conspiracy theory holds water and May says that he is merely an idiot, but I find it hard to believe that anyone is this stupid. I mean, who has a pot card but only travels with such a small amount of it? And, more importantly, who the f*ck goes to Guam?
I'm calling bullshit.
In other pot-related punishment news, the Governator on Friday signed a bill into law in California that makes possession of small amounts marijuana not a misdemeanor punishable only by a $100 fine but an infraction punishable only by a $100 fine. That means, “Under existing law, jail time cannot be imposed, probation cannot be ordered, nor can the base fine exceed $100 for someone convicted of this crime,” according to Arnold's statement on the matter. He further explained that “in this time of drastic budget cuts, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement, and the courts cannot afford to expend limited resources prosecuting a crime that carries the same punishment as a traffic ticket.” So May — and the rest of California — has that going for it.