Napa Man Shared Marijuana with Kids, Cops Say

A 43-year-old Napa man is suspected of letting youngsters smoke his marijuana behind the Napa on Ice skating rink Sunday night, according to police. Arrest information does not indicate a conviction.

A 43-year-old Napa man was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of furnishing marijuana to juveniles after police found him with two young people outside the Napa on Ice skating rink downtown at around 10:30 p.m., according to an arrest summary from the City of Napa Police Department: 

Police received information that Doug Zerba (43 yrs. of Napa) was handing marijuana to juveniles on the west side of the ice skating rink in the parking lot on Second St.

Officers contacted Zerba and two juveniles at this location. Officers asked Zerba if they could search him to which he agreed. Zerba told the officers he had a marijuana pipe in his possession and he had some marijuana in his truck.

Zerba admitted to giving his marijuana pipe filled with marijuana to one of the juveniles. The juvenile smoked the marijuana and returned the pipe to Zerba.  

Officers searched Zerba’s truck and found a small amount of marijuana. Zerba was taken into custody and booked into Napa County Department of Corrections.

Arrest information does not indicate a conviction. For the latest reports on crime and arrests in the Napa Valley, please see our Police & Fire section, available from the News tab above and at napavalley.patch.com/police-fire.

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Unfiltered Steve Simoneau November 22, 2012 at 05:15 AM
Ok, after some research on my part it is my opinion that Doug is an idiot, and next time I see him I will tell him as much. D'OH! It sucks that this story gives the wrong impression about Doug. I still trust him.
vocal-de-local November 22, 2012 at 07:20 AM
What happened to my comments? Here's a really good reason to not be exposing kids to pot: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20624444
Louisa Hufstader November 22, 2012 at 07:36 AM
Good question, Ms. Doornbos: What DID happen to your previous comment? I didn't make it go away, and it's not in the moderation queue where it ought to be if readers had flagged it. What I recall is that you said the brain develops up to age 25 and that marijuana is bad for the young because it can mess that up. (You had more detail but I retained it poorly, possibly because of what I did to my own developing brain back in the 70s-80s.) No argument from me on that. I am sorry for whatever happened to your comment. It was worth reading.
shane November 22, 2012 at 03:27 PM
ha ha, well said Louisa.
Unfiltered Steve Simoneau November 22, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Louisa, her comment and one of yours were in reply to my own comment, which I deleted after I heard the story from someone who was there and knows Doug. He's definitely a mixer missing the beaters. It appears that when an original comment is deleted all the replies go along with it. I apologise for deleting that which did not belong to me.


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