New York State Troopers ticket technicians for taking an illegal smoke break

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Tower-Climber-PotTwo tower technicians responding to a T-Mobile trouble ticket in Upstate New York ended up with a ticket of their own from Wappinger, N.Y. State Troopers on Tuesday for unlawful possession of marijuana.

Authorities say a rental truck drove through the rear parking lot of the barracks in the Dutchess County town of Wappinger around 8 a.m.

As the truck headed into the wooded area around the communication tower at the rear of the property an investigator thought it looked suspicious and asked uniformed troopers to accompany him to check it out.

Police learned the workers from Brooklyn, N.Y. and Paterson, N.J. were authorized to work within the tower compound, but during questioning, troopers noticed a strong odor of marijuana. A search turned up several bags of pot on the men and they issued a ticket.