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Man caught smoking marijuana in hospital’s maternity ward while girlfriend was in labor

By Mason White 10:08 AM February 16, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) Giving birth can be a stressful time for the new mother and father.

One father to be, allegedly tried to relieve his stress by smoking illegal drugs in a hospital.

David Bastin, 29, of Stuart, Florida, was arrested after he was caught smoking marijuana while his pregnant girlfriend was admitted to the maternity ward of the local hospital.

Police officers were called to the Martin Memorial Medical Center, after a nurse reported that there was a smell of burning marijuana.

Officers followed the smell to a room in the maternity ward, where they found Bastin smoking something that was believed to be marijuana.

Instead of being by his girlfriend’s side during the difficult but joyous occasion, Bastin was booked into the Martin County Jail.

He was charged with possession of cannabis less than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released after posting $1,500 bail.