APD arrests man with synthetic marijuana for DWI, damage to property

Full announcement from the Asheville Police Department:

On November 27, 2012 at approximately 12:21pm APD officers saw a Jeep driving on US 70 in east Asheville. Officers noticed that the driver was smoking a substance from a pipe and that a green gas nozzle and hose was hanging from the gas tank of the Jeep. As Officers approached the Jeep they noticed that the driver was still lighting and smoking the pipe and was in close proximity to a gas can in the passenger area of the Jeep. During the roadside investigation Officers determined that the driver, Willaim Buchanan of Nebo had driven to Asheville to purchase a large quantity of synthetic marijuana from Octopus Garden in East Asheville. After smoking some product Buchanan stopped for gas at the BP station located at 1411 Tunnel rd and drove off with the gas nozzle and hose still attached to the Jeep. Officers arrested Buchanan for DWI and damage to property.


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