09 October 2012

Not Marijuana but Montauk daisies

Police in Lethbridge, Alerta may need to go to horticultural school after they accused Ryan Thomas Rockman of growing marijuana plants in his garden back in July

Lethbridge police accused Rockman of harbouring the biggest outdoor marijuana grow operation in the city's history, even though Rockman has repeatedly insisted all 1,624 plants seized were only Montauk daisies - a fall-blooming shrubby perennial that he's been growing for 10 years in his yard.

"It made me look like a villain and it made them look silly," Rockman said Monday afternoon, explaining police had let him know earlier in the day that they would be dropping one of five charges against him. Everybody makes mistakes. I still scratch my head over how," he said. "It baffles me, to be honest. At the same time, I don't want to try to point the finger of blame at them either because they're still just trying to do their mandate and make it home every day," he added. Rockman also said he'd support relaxed laws on marijuana use so that police could spend their time on what he sees as more serious crime in the community.

Samples of the plants police had sent to a lab in B.C. tested negative for marijuana, so police have dropped the most serious charge against Rockman: producing a controlled substance, although the 41-year-old still faces charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, and possessing proceeds of crime in relation to 697 grams of dried marijuana, 6.3 grams of cannabis resin and some cash that police also allegedly seized during the investigation.

Ah well he'snot facing heavy ail time mercifully but all that grass makes him a naughty boy!

13 comments:

god-free morals said...

What about this:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-19868327

jams o donnell said...

Now that IS impressive!

susan said...

I see somebody beat me to the news about the elderly couple who bought their plant at a car boot sale. Did you notice how nicely trimmed it was?

Knatolee said...

I've been to Lethbridge. Probably the most excitement they've had in ages! ;)

jams o donnell said...

What a nicely trimmed plant it was.Such a waste that the police too it away!

So Lethbridge is the sort of town whee the bacon slicer is the main entertainment?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Haha!

god-free morals said...
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god-free morals said...

Just realised how harsh my (just deleted) comment sounded. Really it was just meant to say, "Hi Susan, call me Chris."

That'll do, it's safer than me trying to be funny.

jams o donnell said...

It is good eh welshcakes.

Probably for the best god-free!

CherryPie said...

Ooops!

jams o donnell said...

Oops - a daisy!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Well, hard to blame the cops in this case really. If they found first that stash, then of course, every plant will look suspicious.

jams o donnell said...

On the other hand a daisy looks nothing like dope planet