Man Calls 911 to Report Missing Marijuana, Gets DUI

By Kamika Dunlap on November 10, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Marijuana is known to impact cognitive thinking abilities such as memory, speed of thinking, perception and coordinated movement.

Maybe that's what happen to Calvin Hoover, 21, of Salem, Oregon when he called 911 to say that his marijuana was missing.

According to the Statesman Journal, he called 911 to report that while he was in the bar, someone broke into his truck, stole $400 cash, a jacket and about 3/4 of an ounce of marijuana, valued at about $180.

Police went to the bar but were unable to find Hoover.

About an hour later, Hoover called again to complain but this time angry that the police had not arrived.

Authorities said the dispatcher had trouble understanding the caller because he was driving and stopping several times to vomit.

Police eventually found Hoover's truck parked on the street. He was about 100 feet from his truck, walking down the street.  He told authorities that he was looking for the people who stole his "weed."

Police took a theft report and arrested him on charges of driving under the influence. 

Lastly, they explained to Hoover that if he did not have a medical marijuana card and was found in possession of marijuana, he would have been charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Medical marijuana is legal in Oregon, where nearly 21,000 people have permits for use.

But Hoover probably forgot that he probably shouldn't call from his cell phone when was driving drunk.

He also probably didn't remember that marijuana can cause forgetfulness and reduced concentration.


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