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See the video: Defendant shows his support for pot legalization in court, leading to new drug charge

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Spencer Alan Boston

Spencer Alan Boston. Photo courtesy of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office

A Tennessee defendant faces new charges after a courtroom appearance in which police said he pulled a joint out of his pocket and began smoking it.

The defendant, Spencer Alan Boston, was in court on a charge of marijuana possession. He told the judge that marijuana should be legalized before smoking in court, report ABC News, the Tennessean, the Associated Press and News Channel 5.

Boston faces new charges of disorderly conduct and marijuana possession.

Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan told News Channel 5 the incident is “one of the craziest things I’ve seen.”

Boston’s antics were caught on courtroom video.

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