Man Smokes Pot in Maternity Ward: Police

David Bastin, 28, of Jupiter faces two charges, the Martin County Sheriff's Office said

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014  |  Updated 12:01 PM CDT
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A Jupiter man was arrested after a nurse smelled marijuana being smoked in the delivery and infant unit of a Stuart hospital, authorities said.

A report of pot smoking on Tuesday, Feb. 4 brought authorities to Martin Memorial Medical Center, TCPalm.com reported.

David Bastin, 28, of Jupiter was busted and eventually charged with possession of under 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a Martin County Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavit. It wasn't immediately known whether he has an attorney.

The charge nurse had called and reported she could smell a strong odor of cannabis coming from the room where Bastin’s girlfriend was admitted, the affidavit said. When authorities spoke with Bastin in the lobby, they asked him to hand over the cannabis.

“The defendant reached in his right pocket and handed Officer Cernuto a black oblong device that the defendant called a vaporizer,” but when it was opened raw cannabis was found inside, the affidavit said.

Bastin was handcuffed and taken to the Martin County Jail. There Bastin refused to answer any questions the booking deputy was asking and became belligerent, the affidavit added.

He was held on $1,500 bond, but was released from jail on Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s office.

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