The Pendleton Panther

Marijuana Bust Made With Fake Ransom Note

Posted on: January 6, 2010

A marijuana grower was recently apprehended in Marathon, Florida when he fell for a police planted “ransom note”.  The police confiscated six marijuana plants from a vacant lot after a tip from a local resident, and decided to leave a trap for illicit gardener.  Detectives left a note claiming that the marijuana could be bought back from the “thieves”, and that the previous owner must call the enclosed phone number to negotiate.  After only 20 minutes, the grower took the bait and called the number.  Phony negotiations ensued and after a settled price of $200, the man met with the disguised detectives on a street corner and was promptly arrested on charges of cultivating and selling marijuana in addition to possession of drug paraphernalia.  According to a confiscated notebook, the plants were cared for diligently, with the planting, watering, and harvesting of each plant documented thoroughly.  It was also revealed that some of these herbs were even given names.

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