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March 28, 2011

‘Marijuana shake’ part of Edmond social host arrests

EDMOND — “Marijuana shake,” alcohol and two social host arrests were part of a weekend party at an Edmond apartment, police said.

Friday night police were dispatched to an apartment in the 1300 block of Mary Lee Lane in reference to a loud noise disturbance, according to a report filed by Edmond Police Officer Kendall Miller.

When the officer arrived, he could hear loud music coming from the apartment. The blinds were down but he could see several individuals walking around inside, several party cups on a table in the living room and beer cans, police said.

As the officer was talking to the residents at the front door, a fellow officer said he could see a plastic baggy on the coffee table. The baggy contained a green, leafy substance that appeared to be marijuana, police said. One of the officers looked through the window and saw a marijuana smoking pipe, police said in the report.

The residents said they did not buy the marijuana on the coffee table, but they knew it was there and they were planning on using it, police said. They said each roommate takes turns buying a community bag of marijuana and they all use it, police said.

The officers obtained permission and searched the apartment, police said. As they began searching, a third roommate arrived and said she had bought the marijuana on the coffee table, police said.

Inside, police located a tray under a couch that contained “marijuana shake,” police said. Officers also found several burned marijuana cigarettes, digital scales, several smoking pipes and a cup containing marijuana seeds and stems, police said. Police also found alcoholic drinks and bottles of hard liquor.  

Police stated in their report that the total weight of the marijuana shake seized from two trays was 7 grams, the total weight of the marijuana cigarettes was 3 grams and the total weight of the marijuana shake in a cup found in a bedroom was 29 grams.

At the police station, a marijuana sample tested positive, police said.

Blake Ryan Butcher, 20, of Edmond, and Michael Leroth Pruett, 26, of Edmond, were both arrested for violating the city’s social host ordinance and on possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia complaints.

In Oklahoma, the legal drinking age is 21. A violation of Edmond’s social host ordinance carries a fine of $544.



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