Man arrested for smoking marijuana cigarette in court

Spencer Boston (Photo Provided/Wilson County, Tenn., Sheriff's Office via WSMV)

LEBANON, Tenn. (WSMV) — A man making a court appearance on a charge of simple possession was arrested on Monday after lighting a marijuana cigarette in the courtroom.

Spencer Boston was called to discuss his case before General Sessions Judge Haywood Barry. Spencer was talking about how marijuana needed to be legalized. He reached into his pocket and pulled out what appeared to be a rolled marijuana cigarette. He placed it in his mouth, then pulled out a book of matches and lit it and began to smoke the rolled cigarette. The cigarette gave off the odor of burning marijuana.

The courtroom erupted into laughter at Spencer’s action, disrupting the normal daily activity in the court.

Spencer was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct and simple possession of a Schedule VI drug.