Could be the best story I’ve read all week:
Business was brisk inside Orleans Parish magistrate court Monday afternoon as criminal defendants filled up the back rows while cops sat waiting to testify. That’s when a joint fell out of attorney Jason Cantrell ‘s pocket and onto the floor in front of NOPD officers.
Yeah, that’s right. Dude.
Sources painted a comical picture of the incident, saying a pair of cops glanced at the joint on the ground, then at each other before making arguably the easiest collar in the annals of policework.
Officers were seen chuckling as their colleagues led Cantrell out of the courtroom about 4:15 p.m. to write him up.
Cantrell was not working as a city attorney when he lost the joint, said Ryan Berni, a spokesman for Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s office. He was suspended without pay pending an investigation, Berni said.
Dude dude dude.