LEBANON, Tenn. (CBS Local) — A Tennessee man appearing in court on a marijuana possession charge was arrested Monday after he started smoking a joint in front of a judge, authorities said.

Spencer Alan Boston, 20, of Levanon, had approached the bench to discuss his case when he suddenly pulled out what appeared to be a rolled marijuana cigarette from his pocket in front of the presiding judge, CBS affiliate WTVF reported.

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Boston allegedly placed the joint in his mouth, then pulled out a book of matches, lit it and began to smoke the rolled cigarette.

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As court officers quickly approached him, Boston reportedly began talking about his desire to see marijuana legalized in Tennessee.

Many in the courtroom burst out laughing as a strong odor of burning marijuana began to spread.

Boston was arrested and led out through a small cloud of smoke.

“One of the craziest things I’ve seen,” Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan told WTVF.

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Boston received 10 days for contempt of court for the incident. He also faces charges of disorderly conduct and simple possession of a schedule VI drug.