Man Busted While Smoking Pot At Drive-Thru

Officer smelled pot and saw smoke coming from car

By Jaime Elich
|  Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011  |  Updated 7:41 AM CDT
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Police busted an Elgin man Monday with smoking pot at a McDonald's drive-thru.

They didn't have to go far to catch him.

Police say Jose S. Barrera, 21, was caught smoking while an officer waited in line directly behind him.

The officer said he smelled burning marijuana and saw Barrera blowing smoke out of the passenger-side window.

He stopped the car for a traffic violation and found a Tupperware container full of pot in the car.

Barrera was charged with possession of cannabis and released on bond.

STNGWire contributed to this report

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