EARBORN, Mich. – Police commanders in Dearborn, Mich., are taking heat for not prosecuting a police officer caught spiking brownies with pot and eating them.
The Detroit Free Press said Cpl. Edward Sanchez was allowed to resign last year after admitting he and his wife baked brownies with marijuana he had taken from a drug suspect.
The officer's troubles began with an April 2006 call to 911 where he told the operator he thought he was overdosing on marijuana. On the tape, he's heard saying, “I think we're dying. We made brownies and I think we're dead, I really do.”
During the call, he asked the score of the Red Wings game that night, saying, “I just want to make sure this isn't some type of, like, hallucination that I'm having.”
The paper said he later fessed up as to where he got the pot.
According to the press, the officer's wife, Stacy Sanchez, admitted to police investigators that she had previously removed cocaine from her husband's police cruiser and used it during a three-week binge. The paper said the cocaine was supposed to be used to train police dogs. She was not charged either.
Dearborn City Councilman Doug Thomas promised an investigation. He said if you're arresting people and keeping their marijuana, “That's bad. That's real bad.”
“That's like apprehending a bank robber and keeping some of the money for yourself,” Thomas said.
He also said he's worried about what may happen.
“It doesn't add up here,” Thomas said. “If he was allowed to resign with no action, he can apply for another police position. There's all kinds of ramifications.”