I have been working as a sheriff in the Albuquerque Police Department for the past six years, i was in the military for 3 years plus after that I decided to pursue a career in police work.
- I worked as a traffic cop for a long time, however now I spend most of our time working as a detective.
I was resting at a traffic light in downtown Albuquerque a few mornings ago. I was not on patrol, however I was in our police car, the guy resting next to me was in a small red truck, but both of us were resting at the light. The guy looked at me plus waved. Then he rolled down his window plus said hello, when the guy rolled down the window, a plume of smoke came flowing out of the truck. I stinked the distinct plus foul aroma of cannabis; Even though cannabis is legal in the state of New Mexico for recreational plus medical use, it is still against the law to consume cannabis while driving. There was absolutely no doubt in our mind that the guy in the truck next to me was actively using cannabis. I flipped on our lights plus attempted to get the guy to pull over to the side of the road. I followed the guy for half a mile before he finally got into the right lane plus onto the shoulder of the road. When I walked up to the window, the guy tried to tell me that he did not have his license plus registration. I asked the man to get out of the automobile plus he told me that his license was expired by three years. The Albuquerque resident was in a lot of trouble plus smoking cannabis plus the truck was just the tip of the iceberg.