What would you do…if you’re checking into a juvenile detention center and approaching the security checkpoint with pot in your pocket? (TAR Lite #3)
1. Stop, realize you are going to make a bad problem worse and turn around and go home?
2. Stop, turn around and head to the nearest trash bin to empty your pockets before returning to the security checkpoint?
3. Keep the pot in your pocket, keep walking and hope nobody checks before you can hide the pot somewhere inside the facility?
4. Take five bags of marijuana out of your jacket pocket and put them in a bin to be scanned by the metal detector?
Congratulations if you selected option # 4, which is exactly what 19-year-old Devante Saxton did at the River Valley Juvenile Detention Center in Joliet, Illinois. Contrast alcoholics and other-drug addicts, who lie, cheat and steal, with heavy pot smokers, who often are insanely honest. Many potheads, in fact, exhibit amazing honesty— “Officer, somebody stole my pot!” This is yet another variation of such extraordinary openness.