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Marijuana Seized From Back Yard

Barrington police grabbed two tall marijuana plants from a home off of Middle Highway last week; the investigation continues.

Acting on a confidential tip, Barrington police raided a home on Middle Highway last Thursday morning, Sept. 27, and seized two marijuana plants growing in the back yard.

No charges were filed against the homeowner as of mid-day Monday, Oct. 1, said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross. Detectives continue their investigation.

The homeowner could have been growing the marijuana for medicinal purposes, the police chief said. But the state’s privacy protection act prevents that information from being revealed until formal charges are filed.

The plants, 7-feet and 8-feet tall, were spotted first by the tipster, said LaCross. Police attempted to identify the plants first by looking through a fence.

Detective Benjamin Ferreira and patrol officer Mark Haddigan got a search warrant to enter the back yard, LaCross said. They found the two plants growing in pots, and seized them.

The officers initially smelled an odor of marijuana in the back yard, the police chief said.

The home is owned by a 53-year-old male, LaCross said. His identify will not be revealed unless he is formally charged.

FlyingTooLow October 01, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Law enforcement 'seized' two plants growing in a citizen's backyard. What has happened to our country? Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crime...to those that are REAL crimes. I was in Federal Prison for 5 years for a marijuana offense. No, it was not for simple possession. I was arrested aboard a Lockheed PV2 in Marianna, Florida...charged and convicted for conspiracy to import and distribute 12,000 pounds of marijuana. At the time, I really had no idea what I had gotten myself into...mine was an offense involving pot...the thought never occurred to me that I may actually spend years in prison for that 'indiscretion.' As my years in prison rolled by, what I did see were armed bank robbers, coming and going...while I still sat there for marijuana. Most of the bank robbers only spent 17 to 24 months. But, I and my fellow 'drug offenders,'...we stayed for years. I wrote about the escapades that led to my incarceration. I admit, I had a great time. No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved...there were no victims. We were Americans...doing what Americans do best...living free. Truly, it is time for this lunacy to end...it never should have begun. My book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank I would be honored by your review.
FlyingTooLow October 01, 2012 at 05:39 PM
All card-carrying members of the DEA need to read: Shoulda Robbed a Bank Here is one of its reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars... If David Sedaris had written 'Catcher in the Rye'..this would be it, June 30, 2012 Amazon Verified Purchase This review is from: Shoulda Robbed a Bank (Kindle Edition) I have never smoked pot in my life...nor do I ever care to. I read about this book in numerous Huffington Post comments. Thought I would read it because I know nothing about marijuana or the people involved with it. I am ecstatic that I did. Funny, Funny, Funny!!! The chapters are like short stories. Stories about unloading boats with helicopters, close encounters with law enforcement, traveling through the jungles of South America. The chapter about the author's first time smoking marijuana made me feel like I was with him...coughing. All of the characters were just a group of loveable, nice guys and girls. Not what I had been raised to believe...hysterical maniacs high on pot bent on death and mayhem. They were nothing like that. If you have ever read any of David Sedaris' books, and like them...you will love Shoulda Robbed a Bank. And the crazy things happening reminded me of Holden Caufield in 'Catcher in the Rye' and the way he staggered through life. The way the words are put together are like nothing I have ever heard. I am sure I will use many of the sayings found in this book just to dazzle my friends. A terrific read. I love this book.
Jillian Galloway October 01, 2012 at 08:22 PM
American taxpayers are being forced to pay $40 Billion a year for a prohibition that causes 10,000 brutal murders & 800,000 needless arrests each year, but which doesn't even stop CHILDREN getting marijuana. After seventy-five years of prohibition, it's obvious that the federal marijuana prohibition causes FAR more harm than good and must END! Drug Dealers Don't Card, Supermarkets Do.

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