Employee Charged After Storing Pot at Work

Brent Finnegan -- May 21st, 2010

A Broadway man has been charged with distribution of marijuana after his boss reportedly found 230 grams of pot in his filing cabinet at work, according to a search warrant.

Pete DeLea reports in today’s Daily News-Record that Jonas Diener has been charged with felony sale or distribution after his managers at Rosetta Stone found 15 jars of marijuana in his filing cabinet.

Investigators were told by management that Diener was suspended from the company two days before the call to police.

Police were told that Diener called the business, which markets language software, and asked if he could get the contents of his filing cabinet.

14 Responses to “Employee Charged After Storing Pot at Work”

  1. Tina says:

    I’m just waiting for all the “Rosetta Stoner” jokes…

  2. Christa says:

    Wow. If he would have just been smart enough to be quiet for that 2 day suspension and never called about picking up the contents, he would still have it! Glad RS was smart enough to check! WHAT an idiot!

  3. like…these words sound different, but are the same, man.

  4. I remember Jonas from back in the early 90s when we local nerds spent time on BBS’s before the Web came around. He is a super-smart techie guy who has been with RS for a very long time. I hope this situation isn’t what it seems, or that if it is he gets help to get his life back on track.

    • Dave Briggman says:

      It’s just pot, Jeremy…the only ruined lives I’ve ever seen from pot are the criminal convictions people sustain from its sale, possession, or use.

      And, if he claimed he was addicted to the marijuana, I believe there are one, or more actual SCOTUS opinions that say you can’t been convicted of drug possession or use if you’re addicted to the drug…distribution is another story, but then, I think the state-sanctioned distribution of both alcohol and tobacco much more insidious.

      • I meant from the legal situation. He’s being charged with a felony.

        • Dave Briggman says:

          Well, hopefully, unless they can find his clients, if any he has, they’ll just plead it down to a misdemeanor and be done with him.

          Perhaps it would be interesting to see the criminal complaint the officer(s) used to obtain the felony warrant, unless he was arrested without a warrant for the charge.

      • Deb SF says:

        I kind of agree with Dave here, despite my inner plain-clothes nun whispering to the contrary. It’s just pot. I think the country has passed the tipping point and is moving towards legalization, though in VA we’re likely to be the 45th or 46th state of 50 to make it so.

  5. Lowell Fulk says:

    And he just had to be from Broadway, didn’t he? Shakes head…

  6. Or maybe it should be “Rosetta Stoned” :-).

  7. JGFitzgerald says:

    Google “rosetta stone marijuana.”

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