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Man packs marijuana in gift box to give to his mother as anniversary present

By Mason White 2:57 PM March 23, 2016
Gift box with marijuana 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A man was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana after being caught with a gift box containing marijuana, police in Alabama said.

Heflin police said that they have arrested 43-year-old Walter Lamar Witherspoon, after being accused of trying to give his mother a box of marijuana as an anniversary gift.

Witherspoon was charged with first degree possession of marijuana. According to the police, the incident occurred at around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Police stopped a 2016 Ford Taurus for a traffic violation. The police officers noticed a strong odor of burned marijuana inside the car.

The officers then found marijuana residue inside the vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle, the officers noticed a gift box with a bow. Witherspoon told the police that the box was an anniversary gift for his mother.

Police opened the box, and they found two pounds of marijuana inside. The box also contained a greeting card.