You know what “disc golf” is, right? It’s a sport that combines throwing a Frisbee over a course modeled after a golf course, and tends to attract a little more of a “psychedelic” crowd than regular golf.
How psychedelic? One guy who claims to have participated in a disc golf tournament in Montana and was driving home to Kentucky was pulled over by South Dakota cops. The cop’s drug dog detected something unusual in the vehicle and after a search, officers found 78.5 lbs of marijuana hidden in a rear passenger’s door and the luggage rack.
The real question: if he was going home with that much weed, how much did he start the tournament with? And, more importantly, does he even remember competing?
The accused, Jeffery Layland, faces felony for possession with intent to distribute one pound or more of marijuana and two misdemeanor charges for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Here’s more from Rapid City Journal:
A man claiming to be a professional disc golfer was arrested east of Rapid City Monday after a South Dakota Highway Patrol officer found 78.5 pounds of marijuana in his sports utility vehicle. Jeffrey Layland, 30, of Bowling Green, Ky., was stopped for speeding at mile post 67 by patrolman Matthew Oxner.
According to Oxner’s probable cause affidavit, Layland told Oxner he was returning from a professional disc golf tournament in Missoula, Mont. Layland refused to let Oxner search his SUV. Oxner’s drug dog detected the marijuana during a perimeter search of the vehicle. A search of the SUV and its Yakima rack revealed the marijuana stowed in a rear passenger’s door and the luggage rack.
Not sure if it’s the same guy (there was no mug shot with the story) but there is a profile of a Jeff Layland on this professional disc golf website.