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|I hope he’s calling his lawyer. Bryan Hartman, 45, of St. Cloud, Fla., was arrested and charged with cannabis cultivation after drug agents found plants up to 7 feet tall growing in plain sight in front of his house.|
Most folks who illegally grow marijuana go to the trouble to hide it in the closet, or at least put it behind the house. But a Florida man allegedly had 17 cannabis plants — some as tall as seven feet — in his front yard.
Bryan Hartman, 45, of St. Cloud, Fla., was arrested and charged with pot cultivation after agents with the Osceola County Investigative Bureau came to his residence after reports of suspected marijuana plants growing right in front of his house, reports WOFL Fox 35.
Upon arrival at Hartman’s place, officers saw the plants — easily visible from the roadway, with an unobstructed view of the residence — growing in planters in front of the house in the 1100 block of Mississippi Avenue.
Hartman dug his hole even deeper, giving permission to the agents to search the property, although having the contraband in plain sight would alone have constituted “probable cause” for a search.
The agents counted 17 plants ranging from two feet tall to seven feet tall.
Hartman was booked into the Osceola County Jail. It was not immediately known if he had a lawyer.