Defendant Who Asked For One Last Joint Agrees To Give Up Pot

CINCINNATI (November 27, 2012)—A regular marijuana user has agreed to give up his pastime to avoid a jail sentence from a southwest Ohio judge who was perplexed by his reluctance to stop using pot.

Damaine Mitchell, 19, got credit for time served for marijuana possession, ending that case.

Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Melba Marsh convicted him of possession Monday after ruling him not guilty of trafficking.

He remains jailed on a trespassing charge.

Mitchell first had to pledge to stop smoking marijuana and to seek treatment.

Mitchell told the judge in an earlier court appearance that he doubted he could stop smoking marijuana, which he'd been doing since age 10.

She denied his request to smoke one more joint before he gave it up.


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