ST. PETERSBURG: Man Calls 911 to Show Deputies the Marijuana on His Kitchen Table???

In another addition of: “Only in Florida.” More specifically, “Only in the Tampa Bay area.” This story was featured in this mornings St. Pete Times.

This was probably not the best Thanksgiving for Ronald R. Conkright.

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His troubles first started when he called 911 at 11:47 p.m. Thursday (Thanksgiving evening). He told the 911 operator: “I’m looking for a friend. It was one last joke.”

Pinellas County sheriff’s deputies showed up at his home at 2504 55th Avenue North, but Conkright, 62, didn’t answer the door.

At 2:26 a.m. Friday, he called 911 again. This time he reported a Domestic Violence dispute with his wife. According to his arrest affidavit, he told the 911 operator: “I hurt my wife and she is in heaven.”

Deputies returned to his home (for a second time now). This time Conkright answered the door. After talking with him, deputies discovered Conkright was not married. They then discovered more.

“When asked what his emergency was, and why he called 911, Conkright brought deputies into his home to look for his wife, and to show us an amount of marijuana, over 20 grams, which was on his kitchen table,” the arrest affidavit states.

Conkright then told the deputies: “You can arrest me now.”

He was charged with Making a False 911 Call, Felony Possession of Marijuana (over 20 grams) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Not surprisingly, Conkright’s arrest affidavit states that he showed an indication of “drug influence.”

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