Man Says He Moved Pot Plants To Keep Burglars Away

Man Caught With Pot Plants In Pickup Tells Cops He Was Moving Them To Keep Them From Burglars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities said a man stopped with 17 marijuana plants in the bed of his pickup told police he was moving them to protect them from burglars who robbed his house the night before. Police said they arrested a 26-year-old man after receiving a tip that two men were loading pot plants onto a truck around noon Saturday. Police reported finding the plants beneath a cover in the truck bed.

Authorities said the man was charged with cultivating marijuana and the truck's driver was charged with felony marijuana possession. The driver told police he was only driving the truck because the man's license was suspended.

Both men were later released on bond.

Other reports said the police smelled it. Of course nobody mentioned irradict driving or any traffic violation. These guys get the idiot criminal of the day award.