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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