Tennessee man smokes marijuana cigarette in front of judge during court appearance, officials say

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Tennessee man reportedly smokes marijuana during court appearance

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A Tennessee man is behind bars again after officials said he smoked a marijuana cigarette when he appeared before a judge.

According to WSMV and the Tennesseean, the incident occurred during a Wilson County court hearing Monday as Lebanon man Spencer Boston, who faced a charge of simple drug possession, spoke to Judge Haywood Berry. While arguing in favor of the legalization of marijuana, Boston lit and smoked the cigarette, the outlets reported.

The act drew laughter from several spectators in the courtroom, according to the news outlets.

Boston, 20, was arrested and now faces charges of simple possession and disorderly conduct. He is being held on $3,000 bail, the Tennesseean reported.

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