Officers had her wait by the trunk of her blue Buick while they searched the vehicle. When they opened the glove compartment, officers found a cigarette container with two rolled blunts of marijuana inside it, according to the report.
Merriman was arrested and charged with drug possession and speeding.
“The irony is rich in that she’s charged with something that she would normally prosecute,” legal analyst Esther Panitch said.
"They asked how much marijuana in the car and she said none, and then they found two joints," Panitch said.
Panitch said lying to police could get Merriman in a lot of trouble.
"The state bar regulates lawyers and their behavior, so if someone makes a complaint with the state bar, it could be investigated," Panitch said. "It's interesting to see how this plays out in her ability to still prosecute these crimes that she's charged with."
Merriman has been placed on administrative leave until an internal investigation is completed.