Groom who Brought Marijuana to Court Gets Married 

Groom who Brought Marijuana to Court Gets Married 
Posted by FoM on December 12, 1998 at 10:43:15 PT
What a Wedding Day!
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. Judge Dan Stack runs a full-service courtroom. He presided over the marriage of a man -- and sentenced him minutes later for bringing Marijuana into the courthouse. 
"I wanted to sentence him for criminal stupidity," said Stack, a Madison County judge. "But I felt sorry for them both." The groom, Ewel Simon Greene, was arrested at the courtroom door Friday afternoon after a deputy using a metal detector discovered a metal pipe in his pocket, which led to a search that turned up a bag containing less than 2.5 grams of Marijuana. Greene, 25, had arrived at the courthouse with his fiancee and their infant son. Authorities were going to release Greene with a court-appearance notice, but Stack, after talking it over with Greene, offered to conduct the wedding ceremony and decide the criminal case back-to-back. Stack married the couple first, then sentenced Greene to one year's probation and a $100 fine on misdemeanor charges of Marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession. 
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