Hunting Accident File > Violations

NY: Man was hunting while high

December 3, 2009

Carmel police: Mahopac man was hunting while high

MAHOPAC - A Mahopac man faces charges after a town officer determined that he was hunting while high on marijuana, Carmel Chief Michael Johnson said today.

Michael Cassidy, 47, was arrested around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday after Officer Thomas Johanson saw him carrying a long gun while walking on New York City Department of Environmental Protection property on Washington Road.

Johanson stopped to talk with Cassidy because he appeared to be trespassing on New York City land, police said. During the conversation, Johanson could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from Cassidy's clothes, police said.

Cassidy later admitted that he had just smoked a joint and that he had marijuana on his person and in his car, police said.

Johanson charged Cassidy with hunting while impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor, unlawful possession of marijuana, failure to carrying a hunting license and failure to wear a back tag, violations. Police then turned him over to state Department of Environmental Conservation police for further charges.

Cassidy is due in Town Court on Jan. 11.

Return to Hunting Accident Index

Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


Home  |  About  |  Campaigns  |  Crisis Center  |  Activists  |  Media  |  Hunting Accidents  |  Newsletter

P.O. Box 13815, Las Cruces, NM 88013
Phone: 575-640-7372

C.A.S.H. is a committee of Wildlife Watch, Inc.
a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Corporation.
Contributions are tax-deductible.

All content copyright C.A.S.H. unless otherwise noted.

We welcome your comments

Thank you for visiting all-creatures.org

Sponsored & Maintained by The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation