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13/02/2014 10:23 GMT | Updated 13/02/2014 10:59 GMT

Father-To-Be David Bastin Arrested For Smoking Cannabis In Delivery Room

David Bastin was charged with possession of cannabis under 20g and drug paraphernalia
Martin County Jail
David Bastin was charged with possession of cannabis under 20g and drug paraphernalia

A man has been arrested after he was discovered smoking cannabis in a hospital delivery unit as his partner prepared to give birth.

David Bastin was anxiously awaiting the arrival of his firstborn when a nurse at the Martin Medical Centre in Stuart, Florida, noticed a strange odour, KRMG reports.

Officers were called and according to a police report published on TC Palm, the 28-year-old was asked to “make this simple and hand me the cannabis.”

The 4 February report reads: “The defendant reached in his right pocket and handed Officer Cernuto a black oblong device that the defendant called a vaporizer.

“Officer Cernuto opened the device and there was a green leafy substance that I know from my training and experience to be raw cannabis.”

Bastin was booked and charged with possession of cannabis under 20g and drug paraphernalia.

He missed the birth.