'One Toke Over The Line': Judge Denies Pot-Loving Capitol Rioter's Holiday Travel Request

Eduardo Nicolas Alvear Gonzalez, known online as the “Capitol Rotunda Doobie Smoker,” pleaded guilty in September.U.S. Attorney’s Office

A judge has denied the travel plans of a Capitol rioter who smoked marijuana in the rotunda on Jan. 6, writing that the defendant’s request to go overseas for the holidays before his sentencing in early January was “one toke over the line.”

Eduardo Nicolas Alvear Gonzalez, known online as the “Capitol Rotunda Doobie Smoker,” pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of parading, demonstrating, or picketing inside the Capitol in September. In his statement of offense, Gonzalez admitted that he “smoked marijuana in the Rotunda and distributed marijuana to other individuals unlawfully inside the Capitol building.”

Advertisement Gonzalez smoking marijuana inside the Capitol rotunda.U.S. Attorney’s Office

In a filing last week, Gonzalez’s court-appointed attorney wrote that his client “has been invited by a friend to spend the Holiday Season, at no cost in London, England” and that it was “an opportunity that doesn’t present itself very often.”

Although Judge Christopher R. Cooper responded that he appreciated Gonzalez’s “desire to broaden his horizons,” he denied the request on Monday.

“Defendant Eduardo Nicolas Alvear Gonzalez has pled guilty to unlawfully parading inside the Capitol building on January 6, 2021.

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