Thursday, January 31, 2008

911 hang-up led to pot bust

A series of bizarre events unfolded for Hyde Park Police Department in New York's mid Hudson River Valley after they responded to a 911 hang-up call Friday evening.

Upon arriving at a residence, three officers witnessed Mark Smith standing in his driveway where he was bleeding profusely from his back, after having been apparently stabbed with a pair of scissors by Lisa Dohany.

Smith was immediately secured in a squad car for his protection. Other officers detained Dohany and searched Smith's residence to locate the scissors.

"Upon entering the house the officers noticed a pungent smell of marijuana," said a police officer during a press conference. "At that point we contacted the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office and the Dutchess County Drug Task Force, who were both instrumental in helping our officers procure a search warrant." Later, officers found three pounds of marijuana in a closet, estimated to be worth up to $5,000 on the street.

Smith, the victim of the assault, was immediately arrested on felony charges of drug possession. Dohany was arrested and charged with assault in the second degree, a class D felony. (info from Hyde Park Townsman)

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