Conn. man asks cops about growing pot, is arrested

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Posted: Feb 4, 2011 12:50 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Connecticut, 911, growing marijuana, Robert Michelson, drug paraphernalia, pot, WBRZ

FARMINGTON, Conn. - Police say a Connecticut man called 911 to ask a dispatcher how much trouble he could get into by growing one marijuana plant, then was arrested.

Farmington police say a dispatcher told 21-year-old Robert Michelson on Thursday night that he could get arrested for growing pot, and Michelson said thank you and hung up.

Officers went to Michelson's house and seized a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Michelson has admitted he bought seeds and equipment for growing.

Michelson was released on $5,000 bail after being charged with marijuana possession and other crimes.

A woman who answered the phone at his home Friday said he wasn't available for comment.

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