I guess it frees up officers to handle worse crimes ... but why police officers are spending precious resources, and going to the trouble of having undercover police officers at music venues, remains a puzzle.Yep. With rare exceptions.
Out here in CA officers are beginning to treat cocaine, heroin, meth, etc., as we once did marijuana ... ignore it, or, have the offender dump it out. It's a heckuva paradigm shift.
I hope Barber818 doesn't tell the roommate that the charge is no big deal.