Unwise driver caught with frankincense, myrrh, weed

The unwise man from the east, presumably Long Island. (Horry County Jail)

The unwise man from the east, presumably Long Island. (Horry County Jail)

Ho ho hello!

On this day in debatable history, it is said wise men traveled great distances to give baby Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Gold is still valuable, but the other two are aromatic oils from trees that can be replaced with a squirt of Febreze.

But police know the incense is frequently used to mask the telltale odor of marijuana.

Motorist Alain Cassagnol, 19, learned that after Myrtle Beach police with working noses found frankincense, myrrh and marijuana in his 2014 Mercedes-Benz.

Cassagnol was traveling a bit faster than the average camel — 103 mph in a 45 mph zone, according to a police report on The Smoking Gun.

The driver admitted to having marijuana in the car when police asked, and was booked for simple possession of 5.4 grams.

Cassagnol, whose Pinterest page advises followers to “stay high” and features an image of a “crazy blunt,” was released Monday, within 3 hours of being booked at the Horry County Jail, so there’s a good chance he still had a merry Christmas.

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22 comments Add your comment

TEA PARTY MEBER

December 25th, 2013
12:47 pm

Wait he was drivn a 2014 Mrecedes? It was prolly stole 2

RAY

December 25th, 2013
1:14 pm

DANG….tea party meber….so you really think police let him go with a 2014 stolen mercedes….i see what the tea party is thinking with now….

Reality

December 25th, 2013
1:58 pm

So let’s see Ray, the 2014 Benz’s was:
A – Gift from Santa
B – Gift from Obama
C – Worked a real paying/earned it
D – Aspiring Rap Artist/label signing
E – Future NBA rookie/signing bonus
F – Stolen in Carjacking
E – Drug Dealer possessions

Ray, what is your guess???

Brace4impactz

December 25th, 2013
2:04 pm

I’m guessing “Reality” doesn’t know the alphabet. Merry Christmas, everybody!!

RAY

December 25th, 2013
2:04 pm

Reality…yeah right….the reality of it is if the (police who were there) and even thought that a black man had (stolen) that car he’d still be in jail, trust me they checked that first!!! so Reality the police just let him go….

Dee Rockin

December 25th, 2013
2:08 pm

It is time to legalize marijuana. Our current drug laws are costly, ineffective, and create more problems than they solve.
Nearly half of the states in the nation have legalized marijuana for medical use. 2 states have passed laws that allow citizens to use it recreationally. Public opinion polls show that more than half of the country believes it should be legalized and regulated like alcohol. Yet it’s still held in the highest level of controlled substances according to federal drug laws.
Marijuana is a schedule I substance, which is reserved for drugs with a likelihood for abuse and NO MEDICAL VALUE. It’s been proven time and time again to be an effective pain reliever, sleep inducer, appetite stimulant, anti depressant, and diuretic for people with mild to moderate hypertension. Yet the DEA refuses to allow a re-examination of it’s schedule placement.
This is because of the influence of big money from the pharmaceutical and alcohol industries that lobby our congress at the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Just imagine if American consumers were given a non-lethal, non-addictive alternative to their products.
As a point of reference, although marijuana is Schedule I, cocaine and methamphetamine are both schedule II. Even if it you don’t think it should be legalized, surely you don’t believe it belongs in a higher schedule than coke and meth?

Big brain on brad

December 25th, 2013
6:27 pm

I’m more impressed with speeding @ 103 in a 45

Bumper

December 25th, 2013
8:30 pm

“…103 mph in a 45 mph zone,…”

What a complete dumba**. Last thing you want to do if you have weed on board is attract the cops, and this genius is going >100mph in a 45. Not to mention he’s a black guy – in a brand new Merc – in South Carolina, like that won’t attract attention either.

JDinMarietta

December 25th, 2013
11:28 pm

What a dumbass….

Chowder

December 25th, 2013
11:39 pm

God bless baby Jesus, Prez Obama, and the AJC! Amen!

Don't Tread

December 26th, 2013
11:04 am

Did they not do a DUI check? If you’re doing 103 in a 45 in the middle of Myrtle Beach, you’re high on something.

People like this have no business driving, not even in a Mercedes.

And the question remains…where did a 19 year old with an obvious drug habit get the cash to buy a brand new Mercedes and require frankincense to mask the odor of 5 grams? I’m guessing “E”. (The second “E”.) They need to figure out who his buddies are and take them all down.

The Geezer

December 26th, 2013
11:51 am

It’s Christmas. Was he out cruising to find a Ho Ho Ho?

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Bernie31

December 27th, 2013
8:38 pm

That Benz Belonged to Becky’s MOM……:)

Of Course

December 28th, 2013
9:46 am

He was BLACK, of course. Blacks don’t care, of course.

Bernie31

December 28th, 2013
10:02 am

One thing fer sure He was NOT as Dumb as that ACTOR who Drove that Porsche into a Tree going well over a 100mph in L.A…….who was NOT STONED. fer sure!

JTLATL

December 28th, 2013
12:19 pm

LOL! Reality tried to be witty and had some trouble with the order of the alphabet. It’s called Elementary school, please go sit in on a few classes.

Jack ®

December 29th, 2013
11:22 am

Was told to me that the wise men were volunteer firemen; that they came from afar.

Slick Willie

December 30th, 2013
9:17 am

Must be kin to the Prez with all that dope!

Bernie31

January 1st, 2014
7:37 am

Slick Willie @ 9:17 am – One thing Fer sure…He is not a Bush for he did not have large quantities of Cocaine on him at the time of the arrest.

Like George & Jeb when the Inquiring Officers were Told to just WALK Away….and Leave.