Sheriff’s deputies arrested a North Carolina woman on drug charges after authorities got a tip she was about to smoke marijuana during a Facebook Live, reports CBS 17.
About 9:15 a.m. Thursday, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office learned Candace Keene, 33, was preparing to smoke Cannabis in a live stream on Facebook, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
“Investigators reviewed the social media account and was able to observe the video,” a spokesperson for the department wrote. “Investigators and H.E.A.T. Deputies went to the home of Candace Keene and spoke to her about the narcotics seen in the video which she did not deny.”
Investigators found and “collected” unspecified amounts of marijuana. They also claimed to have found controlled prescription medicine not prescribed to Keene during a search of the home.
Keene threatened to “purposely” urinate in the cop car after her arrest, the sheriff’s office claimed.
Deputies threw Keene in jail for the Facebook stunt. They charged her with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance. For good measure, they also wrote her up for possession of drug paraphernalia, and damage to government property. Authorities set her secured bond at $4,000.
“We want to thank the citizens that report concerns to us no matter how large or small,” the sheriff announced. “In North Carolina marijuana is illegal and we have a duty to enforce all laws no matter the opinion.”