Wednesday, February 13, 2008

tips for marijuana growers

tip #1: don't invite the cops into your house.

According to probable cause affidavits filed with the charges, Capt. Greg Pennell and Officer Phil Kaiser of the New Albany police went to the couple's home in the 600 block of East Main Street on Monday "to follow up with Kersey on a report of an alleged computer crime."

When Kersey invited the officers in, the affidavits said, "we immediately noticed the strong odor of burning marijuana." Kaiser asked for permission to search the home and Kersey agreed, saying her husband sometimes smokes marijuana in the house, the affidavits said.

"Kersey led the officers to the cellar of the residence where an indoor marijuana growing operation was located and a large amount of green leafy vegetation, which later field tested positive for marijuana," the affidavits said.

Police said the plants weighed more than 23 pounds. They also found more than five pounds of "green leafy vegetation" in plastic bags kept in a cooler. The affidavits did not say if the vegetation found in the cooler had been tested.

Police then noticed a padlocked freezer from which "a strong odor of marijuana" was "emanating," the affidavits said. Police obtained a search warrant and opened the freezer, where they found 22 plastic bags containing almost 15 pounds of a substance that also tested positive for marijuana, the affidavits said.

tip #2: don't try to conceal your grow operation from your spouse, or she might break tip #1.

"Kersey initially told officers that the marijuana was her husband's and that he did not allow her in that part of the cellar," the affidavits said.

this part of the story almost doesn't pass the laugh test, but then why would she tell the cops they could look around if she knew there were some 30+ pounds of weed in the house?

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