If there is a criminal’s handbook, you would think there would be a section that explained if you are transporting meth across Wyoming, it would be advisable not to drive 92 mph while smoking marijuana.
Because if you do that, you might as well install neon lights on the outside of your car spelling out “I’m an idiot”.
Dickinson, North Dakota, resident Jerry Dawson apparently skipped that chapter (if the handbook exists) because he and his passenger Bobby Dickerson of Bakersfield, California, were pulled over on Oct. 13 for allegedly doing exactly that.
Dickerson drew more attention to himself by by attempting to run away (allegedly) from the troopers once they were pulled over.
The problem there is they were 23 miles outside of Gillette. So there really wasn’t anywhere to run away to. And, no surprise to anyone, he was apprehended in a nearby field.
What tipped the Highway Patrol off? Outside of going 22 mph over the speed limit, the troopers allegedly saw a marijuana bud on the passenger seat and could smell the odor of burnt marijuana.
“This prompted a search of the car. In the trunk of the Chrysler, troopers located approximately 2 pounds of methamphetamine,” the Highway Patrol reported.
Dawson and Dickerson have been charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, felony possession of a controlled substance, and felony possession with intent to deliver.
No word if Dickerson was also charged with attempting to flee from an officer.
The methamphetamine is believed to have originated out of Las Vegas, Nevada, with a final destination of North Dakota.
Note: All suspects are presumed innocent until proved guilty.