Car Crash Reveals Indoor Marijuana Farm

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) —  A Baltimore area man has more than just insurance claims to worry about after a car crashed into his home.

Police in Ellicott City say the crash revealed that 44-year-old Richard Marriott had an indoor marijuana farm.

Marriott and another person were uninjured when a BMW driven by 20-year-old Bryan Bolster crashed into Marriott’s house and burst into flames on Dec. 10. Bolster died in the crash.

Howard County police say fire investigators found the drugs.

Police got a search warrant and found nearly 20 large marijuana plants. Marriott was arrested and was being held Wednesday on $15,000 bond.

Marriott’s lawyer, Leonard Shapiro, tells The Baltimore Sun that the marijuana was for personal use. He says his client was not distributing and was cooperating with authorities.

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One Comment

  1. Doug says:

    Time to legalize pot.Truly a pointless crusade.Tax it and leave tax paying adults to decide for them selves.

    1. melissa says:

      agreed. Alcohol is just as, if not more, damaging to a persons mental state. Also i doubt pot causes diseases similar to what alcoholism does to a persons life.

      1. Monique says:

        I agree Melissa! I always say the exact same thing.

  2. carol says:

    I agree legalize marijuana, put a tax on it and there wont be as many problems, as far as it causing diseases, no way if it did they would not give it to cancer patients.I think alcohol does more damage to the body.

  3. Chasbo1063 says:

    I bet the guy who wrecked was drunk. Seems pointless to over crowd our jails with people who have pot charges. The only think they killed was a box of pop tarts.

  4. Larry Lee says:

    Everyone can forget about legalizing weed until your grand daddy is dead …it ain’t gonna happen cause they still believe that the world is flat….Plus the big problem is that its really is hemp…and hemp production can take out at least 7 industries…big business won’t stand for it….but one day maybe it might happen but not in our life time …and Obama doesn’t have the back bone to stand up against them …so just stop

  5. terri says:

    I agree, it should be lagalized, but it does cause Heart Disease. Even more than cigatettes, so be careful you all.

    1. John says:

      Since when does cannabis cause heart disease? I would highly suggest checking out ‘hemp oil’ on either youtube or a general internet search, I’ve seen it used for the treatment of heart disease.

  6. Melinda says:

    the guy who owned the snow ball stand is a fraud anyways. His Business is fake and it went down fast as anything. He is a pervert and now everyone knows what kind of man he really is, and this is coming from several young girls and boys who used to work at his stand.

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