Man brings nearly 2 pounds of trash bag weed to Lakewood hospital

Posted at 1:27 PM, Jul 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-13 15:27:48-04

DENVER – There’s good weed and bad weed, and then there’s trash bag weed.

Lakewood police arrested a homeless man Wednesday evening who showed up to the emergency room at Belmar Swedish Medical Center with 1.8 pounds of pot inside a trash bag—and it didn’t appear to be the high-quality stuff Colorado sells.

The transient, who is either 49 or 50 years old, according to police, had arrived at the emergency room just before 6 p.m. to get treatment for non-life-threatening health conditions.

A Lakewood Police Department spokesman told Denver7 the man was admitted to the hospital, and the marijuana was found during a search of his belongings.

He has yet to be charged, though charges might follow the man’s release, police said.

“We all know marijuana is legal for adults 21+…but you can’t take a trash bag full into the hospital. Oops!” the department tweeted.