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Lawrence man, 18, charged with pot possession, held on $22,000 bond

April 21, 2014


An 18-year-old man is being held on a $22,000 bond after officers with the Lawrence Police Department discovered a "significant amount" of marijuana in his vehicle Friday night, according to police.

An officer stopped a vehicle near milepost 5 on Kansas Highway 10 around 11 p.m. Friday after it made an illegal turn at 23rd Street and O'Connell Road, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley. While talking with the driver, the officer smelled the odor of marijuana, McKinley said.

Police said the occupants were then asked to exit the vehicle, and one man was arrested without incident.

"A backpack containing a significant amount of marijuana was found, along with other items that indicated the marijuana may be for distribution," McKinley said.

Philip Clinton Hawley, of Lawrence, was booked into Douglas County Jail on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and possessing drug paraphernalia, charges that each carry a $1,000 bond, as well as unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, which carries a bond amount of $20,000.


Stuart Evans 4 years, 1 month ago

Wouldn't it be better to tax the consumption of this plant, rather than spend millions of dollars, in order to capture and punish a few users/distributors? This catch isn't going to change anything; a few people are disappointed that they couldn't hook up this week; that's all. As a society, we have wasted a whole lot of time and money, and caused a whole lot of distrust of politicians and law enforcement, all to bow to the financial whims of very wealthy men, a long time ago.

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