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Police say meat salesman swallowed marijuana joint

April 12, 2010

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ATHENS, Tenn.—Athens police said they have arrested a door-to-door meat salesman who swallowed a half-burned marijuana joint as they watched. The Daily Post-Athenian in Athens reported that 30-year-old Robert Sherk of Cleveland faces charges of tampering with evidence and resisting arrest. A jailer said Wednesday that Sherk was being held on a $5,000 bond and there was no record he has an attorney.

Athens police said officers arrested Sherk after he tossed a half-burned marijuana cigarette into his mouth and then resisted the officers' efforts to retrieve it and take him into custody.

Officers said Sherk was seated in a vehicle and they were questioning him about selling meat door-to-door without a city permit.

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Information from: The Daily Post-Athenian, http://dpa.xtn.net

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