Police don't have to go far to make arrest in pot case

January 8, 2008 8:16:17 AM PST
Lakehurst police didn't have to go far to make a marijuana arrest. An officer headed home smelled pot burning in the police station parking lot.

Authorities say Sergeant Ronald Heinzman asked some other officers to take a whiff early Saturday.

Police say they heard conversations coming from a home separated from the parking lot by a chain-link fence. Police say the talk centered on the irony of smoking pot next to the station.

Police knocked on the door and ended up arresting 18-year-old Benjamin Gordon of Farmville, Va.