Maybe this is why they got lost on a three hour tour . . . .
Sorry, but this is FUUUUUNNNAAAAAAYYYY.
Okay, let's spot all the funny things about the story:
"When Gutierrez asked about a marijuana smell, Wells said she'd just given a ride to three hitchhikers and had dropped them off when they began smoking something. Gutierrez found half-smoked joints and two small cases used to store marijuana."
Oooooh, good one!!! Mystery Hitchhiking Dope Smokers!!! Yep. Now maybe I'm cynical but 1) Do you ever see hitchhikers anymore? 2) Three of them together? 3) And you're a 69 year old lady, and you pick up multiple hitchhikers? 4) Who then proceed, to "smoke something"? Which you apparently don't recognize? 5) The hitchers, evidently, got so much money/and or dope they can just leave their stash in the car.
More: Wells' lawyer, Ron Swafford, said that a friend of Wells' testified that he'd left a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle after using it that day, and that Wells was unaware of it.
1) Changing stories!! Yay!! The prosecutors best friend!!! 2) The classic: "Uh, that's not mine . . . it's, um, a friends." Sure pal, try and sell that to someone who's buying. Evidently, every doper in the world says that when caught. You'd think that because two unacquainted dopers can find each other in a Wal-Mart on Christmas Eve, they'd all agree to a new story. Because basically you have to believe that the guy who works at Whataburger for 6 bucks an hour, has rent, a crap car, just left his stash somewhere, accidentally. I agree it probably happens. But not every time.