Man rolls out welcome mat for police probe when he leaves two weed plants on his porch

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A Georgia man made a police investigation into a report of suspected illegal drug activity at his home a whole lot easier when officers arrived on the scene and were greeted by two cannabis plants in plain view on the porch. The in-your-face display definitely earned a knock on the door since recreational cannabis remains illegal in Georgia. Three-month probe wraps up with super seizure from ‘drug superstore’ of weed and edibles Convicted felon charged after ‘marijuana’ raid finds no weed, but reveals many accused felonies Man charged with making false reports after claiming dealer robbed him Investigators with the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit (ADDU) made their way to a home after being flagged down by a passerby concerned about people using and selling weed, according to the Albany Herald . Upon arriving at the home and contacting Moses Barrett, 29, he is alleged to have admitted that the plants were his, WALB cites a police statement as noting. Possessing more than one ounce (28 grams) of weed in the state is a felony, punishable by from one to 10 years in prison, according to FindLaw . Although Georgia’s cannabis laws “are relatively strict,” the information notes, “many counties in the state offer alternative sentencing programs for offenders, which offer treatment in lieu of jail time.” While officers were carrying out their protective sweep, WALB notes that “several more plants were located inside of the patio area and another plant was found sitting underneath a heating lamp.” After obtaining and executing a search warrant, the police seized a total of 17 marijuana plants of various sizes, six grow lights, US$1,360 ($1,700) and 5.3 grams of cannabis in a clear plastic bag, WALB reports. One man and two women were initially detained before the search warrant was obtained, the Albany Herald notes.…

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