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A San Francisco man, arrested for trying to smuggle drugs into Canada over the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge, was sent to jail for 30 days on Wednesday for mouthing off to Chief City Judge Mark A. Violante.

Paul Mitchell, 49, was arrested Tuesday evening when U.S. Customs Agent Mark Tayler found him with 27.5 grams of hashish oil and 22 grams of marijuana in his possession before the Amtrak train he was on proceeded to Canada.

Mitchell was cited for contempt of court when he told Violante, "You're smarter than you look," after he told the judge hashish oil was a legal drug in Manhattan and Violante retorted that it was not legal in Niagara Falls.

Mitchell pleaded innocent to fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana charges before he was taken to the Niagara County Jail where he is expected to live for the next month.

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