Georgia Police Arrest More Than 60 Partygoers For ‘Less Than An Ounce’ Of Weed

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If this is the way they deal with less than an ounce of pot in Cartersville, Georgia, then it’s safe to say that there is absolutely nothing going on in that town.

According to the New York Daily News, at least 66 people attending a 21st birthday party on New Year’s Eve at a Cartersville house were arrested and charged with possessing less than an ounce of marijuana because nobody fessed up to owning the weed that “was within everyone’s reach.”

Georgia Police Arrest More Than 60 Partygoers For ‘Less Than An Ounce’ Of Weed

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Cartersville police said they initially responded to a report of gunfire shortly after 2 a.m. at the house that was being rented through AirBnb. Sure enough, they recovered a semi-automatic handgun when they arrived, but it was the way they handled the tiny amount of herb that was “in plain sight” that has everybody’s panties in a bunch.

“A good majority of these individuals are college students and members of the US military who were visiting home over the holiday break,” Racquel McGee of the Fulton County Public Defender’s Office said. “Others were working citizens who lost their jobs the second they walked into work this morning.”


McGee has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for the arrested individuals.

It should be noted that after police obtained a search warrant, they returned to the house and found two more firearms, some snout candy and more pot. It should also be known that the invite to the party advertised “Jell-O shots, beer pong and strip twister,” and that sounds like it would have been one hell of a good time if everybody would have just left their guns at home.

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