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Man lights joint inside courtroom while facing marijuana charge: authorities

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A Tennessee man sparked more than controversy when he lit a joint in court as he appeared before a judge.

“In 20 years of law enforcement experience that I’ve been through, this is the first time I’ve ever seen something like this. It’s very bizarre,” Lt. Scott Moore of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office said in an interview with news outlet WTVF.

Spencer Alan Boston was in court in Wilson County, Tennessee to answer to a marijuana possession charge. But according to law enforcement, he wasn’t there to apologize.

Instead, it seemed he was trying to make a point about the drug being legalized.

“I think he knew what he was doing before he came to court,” Lt. Moore said. “You can tell by the video with him walking up to the podium, and the things he was going to say, and then him reaching into his pocket to pull out a joint.”

As court officers placed Boston under arrest, authorities say he turned to the observers to claim they “deserve better” when it comes to marijuana legalization.

Boston now faces another marijuana possession charge, as well as 10 days in jail for contempt of court.

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