Metairie marijuana grow house suspect had photos of boy posing with pot plants, cops say
A Metairie man on the lam since burglars exposed his alleged marijuana grow house has been arrested on new charges stemming from pictures in his cell phone of a boy sniffing the plants and giving them the thumbs-up, according to authorities. Andrew Brekeen, 28, was booked Thursday with cruelty to a juvenile and multiple drug charges related to the grass-growing operation, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office arrest and incident reports.
Brekeen managed to "elude" Sheriff's Office officials during the investigation, Boyd said. But he was recently arrested in Washington Parish and transported back to the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna on Sept. 27.
He was booked with two counts of drug possession with the intent to distribute, creation of a clandestine lab, simple and aggravated escape, use of a firearm in connection with drug activity and possession of drug paraphernalia. Brekeen was still being held Tuesday without bond.
92 marijuana plants found in man's front yard
The Knox County Sheriff's Department says an anonymous caller reported seeing marijuana growing at the home on Radford Road in Flatlick.
Knox County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Hensley responded and says he found the plants in the front yard of the trailer.
Deputy Hensley said, "upon walking up, knocked on the door, subject answered and asked how he could help me. I said, 'I'm here to talk to you about these marijuana plants in your front yard,' and he said, 'oh they're mine. I use them for myself.'"
He says the man was 42 year old James Denver Cox.
"Once I got inside, I asked him if he did have anymore, and he pointed out some drying on top of the TV and had some underneath the entertainment center," said Hensley.
Hensley confiscated 92 plants total.
"Some of them are three to four feet tall. You can tell he grew them from seeds and has grown them for awhile," said Hensley.
Deputy Hensley does not believe Cox planned to only use them himself.
"With 92 plants, I imagine he had other ideas," said Hensley.
Cox is charged with felony cultivating marijuana charges. Cox turned down our request for a jailhouse interview. Due to his lengthy criminal history, he is being held without bond. He is due in court next week.
NY Stoner Tries to Pay Denny's Tab with Bag of Marijuana
By Andrew Chow, JD at FindLaw.com
Thu May 31, 2012 12:21am EDT
A man likely suffering from late-night munchies tried to pay for his meal at a Denny's restaurant with a $1 bill and a bag of marijuana, police say.
Alas, the pothead's impromptu plan didn't pan out.
The incident happened about 2 a.m. Saturday in Niagara Falls, N.Y., The Buffalo News reports. The man placed a to-go order for a burger and fries, which rang up to $9.91. When it came time to pay, the man came up short -- but then had a pothead epiphany.
The man only had a $1 bill and a bag of weed, so he offered them in exchange for his Denny's dinner. He must've been totally bummed when the cashier turned him down.
Undeterred, the man then turned to his fellow Denny's diners, trying to sell his bag of pot for cash.
It's not clear if any patrons took him up on the offer, because the cashier was a total buzz-kill and called the cops. This caused the man to cut short his drug dealing and run off into the woods. He hasn't been seen or heard from since.
If caught, the man could face charges for possessing and selling marijuana, which could be a misdemeanor or felony under New York law, depending on the quantity of pot in question. (It probably wasn't much, since the man attempted to barter the bag for a $10 meal.)
As for the man's failure to pay for his burger and fries, the cashier likely called police to report the man for theft. If the man took a bite out of the burger or took it with him, he may indeed be in trouble. But if he never got a chance to dig in to his dinner, a theft charge -- called larceny in New York -- may be a stretch, because he never deprived Denny's of the burger and fries.
The man who tried to pay his Denny's bill with marijuana may not be able to hide for long: A restaurant employee recognized the man and told police where he lived. Officers didn't find him at home, but their investigation continues.
Police: Man said he sold marijuana to pay for college
By Pamela Lehman, Of The Morning Call August 8, 2011
Remember, the right to remiain silent means not saying things like this...-UA
Maharishi Cretan Patel of Scioto, Pa., is charged with possession with the intent to deliver and underage drinking. He is free under $15,000 unsecured bail.
According to court records:
Around 12:30 a.m., police were on the patrol in the 200 block of E. Third St. when he saw a man later identified as Patel with two other men. An officer noted he smelled burning marijuana and saw Patel throw something into a parked car.
Police said Patel threw a small roach – partially smoked marijuana – into the car.
Police said in the back seat of the vehicle, there were two bottles of liquor and a sandwich bag of marijuana with smaller bags inside.
Patel told the officer he had just started selling marijuana to help pay for college.
Man arrested after reporting his pot stolen
We renege on the the earlier pothole of the week....this guy is definitely way more dumber.-UA
Max Fleck, 20, of the 1500 block of West Fullerton Avenue, and a 19-year-old man called police at 12:40 a.m. Thursday to say they were robbed of the marijuana and a laptop. The 19-year-old said he was hit over the head with a bottle and cut, police said.
Fleck, who said he was punched, was arrested when police found he had drugs, police said. He was charged with two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of cannabis, according to police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety.
Domestic Disturbance Call Leads To Marijuana Grow Bust
7/11 fox Charlotte
People in glass houses should grow plants, not call the police.....I think that's how that saying goes..... -UA
Last week the Iredell County Sheriff's Department responded to a home on Browns Farm Dr in reference to a Domestic Disturbance. On arrival, Deputies noticed fresh marijuana laying in plain view on a computer desk in the house.
The homeowner Henry Gurley 68, was asked about the marijuana. Gurley admitted that the marijuana was his. Further search of the residence turned up 31 marijuana plants growing in a closet in a bedroom of the house.
The plants were in individual flower pots and sitting on black plastic. The closet included a heat lamp, an air filter, and a fan to bring fresh air and heat to the plants. Deputies also located several other devices in the house used to smoke marijuana.
Gurley was arrested and charged for the above crimes and given a $2,000.00 secured bond. His first appearance in court is today. The estimated value of the plants is $74,400.00.
During the investigation into the Domestic Disturbance, Deputies learned that Melonie Gurley 45, had assaulted Henry by pushing him to the ground and causing several abrasions to his arm and knees. Melonie had left the residence prior to deputies arrival. A warrant for her arrest was obtained for Domestic Assault.