It was the wise philosopher Michelle Pfeiffer who in Scarface uttered the words "Don't get high on your own supply." Two guys who should've taken note of this basic rule of drug dealing are Leland Ayala-Doliente and Holland Sward, who learned the hard way why getting buzzed on your own stuff is always going to end badly.
The pair were trafficking 20 pounds of marijuana from Las Vegas to Bozeman, MT and decided to smoke a little of their product, no doubt to ensure the hours went by more quickly. But, it was their undoing.
Because by the time they got to Idaho The Fear had set in and they were paranoid that undercover cops were following them. It's a testament to the quality of the weed that such paranoia gripped them, but it didn't do much for their future.
Because, thinking the game was up Harold and Kumar exited the highway, parked up the car and called 911.
"Hi, uh, we’re the two dumb asses that got caught trying to bring some stuff through your border and all your cops are just driving around us like a bunch of jack wagons and I’d just like for you guys to end it." Ayala-Dolitente began the call. "If you could help me out with that, we would like to just get on with it."
Oh dear. Officers arrived to find the pair with their hands behind their heads with the 20 pounds of weed in a dog cage sitting on the sidewalk. They were both charged with one felony count of trafficking marijuana.
Good job stupidity isn't a felony either.
According to East Idaho News Sward got a five-year prison sentence, which was suspended by the judge who put him on probation for five years along with having to serve 30 days in jail. While Ayala-Doliente got one and half to eight years in prison, which was increased when Ayala-Doliente turned up for sentencing with drugs in his system.
You couldn't make stuff like this up, however hard you tried.