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Pa. Man Celebrates Son's Birth with Joint, Faces Drug Charges, Say Police

Pa. Man Celebrates Son's Birth with Joint, Faces Drug Charges, Say Police
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UNIONTOWN, Pa. (CBS/AP) Police say a new father faces drug charges, because he lit up a marijuana joint to celebrate the birth of his child at a western Pennsylvania hospital.

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Police aren't identifying the man found smoking the pot in a designated smoking area of Uniontown Hospital Tuesday morning, but say he'll face possession charges.

At least it was a designated smoking area.

Uniontown police Sgt. Jonathan Grabiak tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that a nurse smelled the marijuana when she took a cigarette break in the same area, and a hospital security guard called police about 3:20 a.m.

Grabiak says the man told him, "I'm having a baby and wanted to get a buzz," then pulled a bag of marijuana from his shoe.

The man was released to a family member and ordered to leave the hospital.

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