NY: Man was hunting while high
December 3, 2009
Carmel police: Mahopac man was hunting while high
MAHOPAC - A Mahopac man faces charges after a town officer determined
that he was hunting while high on marijuana, Carmel Chief Michael Johnson
Michael Cassidy, 47, was arrested around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday after Officer
Thomas Johanson saw him carrying a long gun while walking on New York City
Department of Environmental Protection property on Washington Road.
Johanson stopped to talk with Cassidy because he appeared to be
trespassing on New York City land, police said. During the conversation,
Johanson could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from Cassidy's
clothes, police said.
Cassidy later admitted that he had just smoked a joint and that he had
marijuana on his person and in his car, police said.
Johanson charged Cassidy with hunting while impaired by drugs, a
misdemeanor, unlawful possession of marijuana, failure to carrying a hunting
license and failure to wear a back tag, violations. Police then turned him
over to state Department of Environmental Conservation police for further
Cassidy is due in Town Court on Jan. 11.
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