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06/24/2014 10:28 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Giggling Woman Accused Of Crashing Truck, Eating Pot In Cop Car (VIDEO)

It sounds hard to swallow, but cops say a Florida woman with a case of the giggles crashed her car and then tried to eat her stash of pot in the back of a squad car.

Tavish Smith, 45, was pulled over June 13 on suspicion of DUI along U.S. 1 in Brevard County, Florida, after she allegedly crashed her truck, drove the wrong way on U.S. 1, then crashed again.

The arresting officer put her in the back of his cruiser while he searched her truck.

He allegedly found a small sandwich bag of marijuana in the vehicle, according to the New York Daily News.

A surveillance video taken inside the squad car shows a woman identified as Smith denying the marijuana is hers.

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The suspect appears to wiggle out of her handcuffs, reach into the front seat of the cop car, and grab the pot-filled sandwich bag, according to police.

Then she allegedly started to eat the cannabis, Local10.com reports.

It was when she tried to slip back into her handcuffs that she was busted.

"Do you have your handcuffs in front already?" The trooper asked in the video. "Did you slip out?"

Smith said no.

"I could have sworn I just saw you scratch your nose," the trooper said.

"Oh yeah I did," Smith said.

"Stay in your handcuffs please," the trooper said. "I hope that's not why this marijuana bag was open over here. Bags of weed just don't go missing inside a police car."

Smith's alleged marijuana munching bumped what were misdemeanor charges up to a felony, according to WTSP TV.

Smith has been released on bail, but she has been suspended from her job as an employee for a Brevard County judge, HLN TV reports.

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