Weird news: Attorney drops joint on courtroom floor

A New Orleans prosecutor has resigned after marijuana fell out of his pocket in front of court cops

By Natasha Lennard
Published October 3, 2012 10:18PM (EDT)

New Orleans Assistant City Attorney Jason Cantrell did a bad job of checking his pockets before heading to court earlier this week. According to the Times-Picayune, a marijuana joint fell out of the prosecutor's pocket onto the courtroom floor right in front of police officers.

Despite only being cited and let go under low-level marijuana policy, and despite having worked as an attorney for 17 years (including six years as a public defender in juvenile court), Cantrell has since resigned because of his ill-timed clumsiness.

Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email

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