A 24-year-old woman suffered minor injuries as a passenger in a car crash Sunday afternoon, Dec. 18, but was arrested after police said they noticed a jar clearly labeled “marijuana” in the center console of the car. Kyle Bergh, 24, was driving a Mitsubishi northbound in the 4300 block of Meridian Street when he turned in front of a Ford Explorer that was in the left turn lane, causing a collision, said Bellingham Police spokesman Mark Young.Kara Rose Cullen, a passenger in the back seat of the Mitsubishi, told police she had suffered some injuries that were not life-threatening.
She declined to be taken to the hospital. Nobody else was injured. Advertisement While Bergh was being cited for an unsafe lane change, police noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the Mitsubishi, Young said. An officer peered into the car and noticed a jar with a little more than five grams of a leafy green plant in the center console of the car. The jar was labeled “marijuana.”Cullen admitted the marijuana belonged to her, Young said. She told police she had smoked about a half an hour earlier.”Had nobody admitted to it, the driver would have been cited,” Young said.Cullen, of Stanwood, was booked into Whatcom County Jail on investigation of possession of fewer than 40 grams of marijuana.
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