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Not a laughing matter anymore

By Hempology | September 26, 2007

Detroit Free Press, MI
24 Sep 2007
M.L. Elrick


They may have committed a high crime, but a former Dearborn cop and his wife are only going to be charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly smoking pot in Dearborn Heights.

Edward Sanchez, 30, and his wife, Stacy, 27, are expected to turn themselves in for arraignment on one charge each of using marijuana, according assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Maria Miller.

On April 21, 2006, Sanchez, who lives in Dearborn Heights, called 911 in a panic after he and his wife ate brownies laced with marijuana he said he took from criminal suspects. 

Dearborn police allowed Sanchez to resign from his job on May 23, 2006, even though investigators said he admitted to taking the marijuana from his police car and using it to make the brownies.  Dearborn police reports the Free Press obtained said Sanchez told investigators he planned to use the marijuana to train his police dog.

Dearborn police have declined to discuss their handling of the matter.

A recording of Sanchez’s 911 call – during which he said he thought he and his wife were dying and asked a dispatcher for the score of the Red Wings’ game – became fodder for comedians and Internet parodies after it appeared at

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