BELLINGHAM — An 18-year-old Bellingham woman has been arrested for investigation of obstructing a law enforcement officer after she grabbed two glass bongs off the back of a police car and smashed them in front of an officer.
Police say officers found the woman and three friends smoking marijuana in a car parked at a dead end Friday.
Police searched the car and found two glass bongs, plastic baggies, scales and more than 30 bags containing small amounts of marijuana.
Sgt. Mark Stokes said the driver of the car, a 17-year-old Bellingham resident, admitted to possessing all of the drugs and paraphernalia. While officers were preparing to cite the driver with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, Stokes said the woman grabbed the bongs and started running. Stokes said she smashed the bongs on the ground as an officer chased after her.
Stokes said the woman told police she wanted to help the driver, her friend, avoid a possession of paraphernalia charge, but the driver wasn’t going to be charged with that.
The woman was booked into the Whatcom County Jail.