Police write citation in fire and pot call
By Emma Breysse, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
August 21, 2012
Playing with fire brought the heat Sunday, earning a Jackson woman a citation charging possession of marijuana.
Robin C. Williamson, 24, received the ticket for allegedly having less than four grams of marijuana and a glass pipe when police asked her about her drug use that night.
As of Monday afternoon, there were no charges filed, but Teton County prosecutors had the case, according to police.
Police responded to the intersection of Glenwood Street and Karns Avenue after a report of a disturbance at a private home. When officers arrived they did not find a typical disturbance, but said they noticed several people in the front yard yelling and “juggling fire.” After asking a few questions, officers found the people were using a device that was made to be lighted on fire and swung around.
One of the officers thought he smelled marijuana while talking to Williamson and asked if she had been smoking it.
The officer later reported that Williamson said she didn’t want to lie, and she had some marijuana with her “in a case.” She allegedly turned over a small amount of marijuana and a glass pipe to the officers.
The officers then cited her for possession, which caused her to claim they were “ruining her student loans.”
Because of her cooperation and the small amount of marijuana involved, Williamson was cited but not arrested, according to police files.