If you’re a cop who calls for backup to save you from drug-induced hallucinations, you’re going to have a bad year.
This past January, Toronto Police Service Constable Vittorio Dominelli and his partner, whose name has yet to be released, were on duty when, allegedly, they decided to chow down on some marijuana-laced edibles. Apparently, they snatched up the Scooby snacks during a raid on a pot dispensary.
It is here that Toronto radio station News Talk 1010 reported that shit began to get weird:
… after carrying out a warrant at a local dispensary Saturday night, two officers, still on the clock, ingested marijuana-infused goodies meant to be taken from the scene as evidence. When they didn't feel the effects of the drugs right away, the pair ate more. Then more.
And then the drugs kicked in.
Oh, and kick in they did: while sitting in their cruiser, the pair of police began tripping balls. Their high was so rough that they called an ambulance and, in a panic, their station house, saying that they needed assistance. For the uninitiated, an officer assistance call is taken very seriously. Any cop in the area that’s not on call, and sometimes, even if they are on a call, will drop what they’re doing and come a-running, full speed, as if the officer who made that call’s life depended on it – because it often does. When backup arrived, one of the dope-addled cops burst from his cruiser and took off running, with responding officers in tow. During the foot chase, one of the responding officers slipped on the ice, and cracked his head open. Not cool.
Fast forward to this week: The cops that allegedly snatched up the edible treats during last January’s drug raid? They’re suspended and have been charged with Attempting to Obstruct Justice and Breach of Trust – heavy charges, in Canada, to be leveled against any public servant.
According to the Globe & Mail, they’ll have their day in court on June 7.