Police: Man, 36, shoved marijuana down 17-year-old girlfriend’s shirt

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A 36-year-old Mount Vernon man was arrested after police say he stuck marijuana down his 17-year-old girlfriend’s shirt in order to hide it from authorities.

Police pulled Joseph Tieken over for reportedly driving 17 mph above the speed limit. The trooper said he smelled marijuana while talking to Tieken.

Police said Tieken had been smoking marijuana just before he was pulled over. Further investigation revealed he had shoved the bag of marijuana inside his girlfriend’s shirt just before the trooper came to Tieken’s car, officials said.

Tieken faces charges of possession of marijuana with a prior conviction and possession of drug paraphernalia. The 17-year-old was not arrested.

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