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Uniontown police called to check out 'nasty' marijuana

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Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010

A Uniontown man is facing possible charges after he asked city police to investigate when he believed he'd been sold bad marijuana.

Police did not identify the 21-year-old man, who called a Fayette County 911 dispatcher Wednesday and said he had bought some questionable marijuana.

He asked police to check it out for him, according to a police report.

After responding to the Millview Street residence, police noticed a leafy green substance on a couch. The man told police he had purchased the substance that day, and when he smoked it, "It was nasty."

Detective Donald Gmitter said a field test determined the substance was not marijuana, but the test did not reveal anything else. Preliminary results showed it was not a controlled substance.

Sgt. Wayne Brown said the incident remains under investigation, but that the man would face charges of possession of a counterfeit substance.

Gmitter said police have received calls in the past that have left them astounded.

"We have had calls before of people giving money to prostitutes for services. When the prostitute ran off, they wanted to report a robbery or theft. They thought was legitimate," Gmitter said.

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