Cops pull 20 marijuana plants from downtown community garden

Growing scheme goes to pot

Posted by Paul Bowers on Thu, May 2, 2013 at 4:20 AM

Yeah, this is where the marijuana was. They could have spent a little more time hashing out that plan.
  • Yeah, this is where the marijuana was. They could have spent a little more time hashing out that plan.

In what can be described as the most half-baked marijuana growing scheme in recent memory, someone planted 20 cannabis plants in plain sight in a downtown community garden.

Charleston police received a complaint about a growing operation near the public housing complex at 105 Logan St. at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 29. When officers arrived, they didn't have to search very long to find the marijuana, as the garden was clearly visible from Magazine Street. According to a police report, the plants were 3 to 8 inches tall, and officers pulled them out of the ground to be placed in evidence. Someone also pulled up the collard greens from the garden, which could be found in a plastic bag near the broken-up soil on Tuesday.

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A man who was near the scene on Tuesday said whoever planted the pot must not have been very bright. A smarter move would be to plant it among sunflowers, which grow taller than the marijuana, said the man, who asked not to be identified. "You know the character Goofy from Disney? Goofy would've done a better job growing that weed," he said.

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Hope the weeds were not too high, ba dum bum. Thanks,
will be here all night.

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Posted by Driftaway on May 2, 2013 at 6:33 AM

Goofy wouldn't actually be so stupid as to believe that the point of planting those seeds was to harvest, rather than to see authorities and news reporters get their panties in a bunch.

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Posted by Duncan Wallace on May 2, 2013 at 8:57 AM

"Dude, what should we do with all these seeds?"
"I dunno, man. Lets toss them in the garden and see if they grow."
"Dude. Yes."

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Posted by joshl725 on May 2, 2013 at 9:35 AM

How neat, this was written at 4:20 in the morning. Get it? 4:20? Like the time the pot smokers get excited about! lol I will definitely be telling the gang about this. What a hoot!

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Posted by Butterfly888 on May 2, 2013 at 11:25 AM

This was not a serious grow,more likely someone had extra seeds or clones and was having a bit of fun.

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Posted by Doe John on May 2, 2013 at 11:44 AM

I feel a lot safer now that these plants have been removed from our community.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on May 2, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Damn shame about those collards...

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Posted by TheCharleston BeerExchange on May 2, 2013 at 1:57 PM

The drug war is a jobs program for the police.
Were I the paranoid sort, I might say it is to keep
the police levels up to better control the civilian
population if needed.
BTW, ever notice how upset the houses of
superstition get when drug law repeal is
mentioned?

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on May 2, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Ha! posted at 4:20!

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Posted by Paul Platt on May 2, 2013 at 4:20 PM

What a waste of good medicine!
http://scmedicalmarijuana.blogspot.com

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Posted by cityunity on May 3, 2013 at 1:16 AM

I'm always confused when I come across that place...is it a projects on super-valuable realestate?

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Posted by TheGoyWonder on May 5, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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