N.J. Man Gets 5 Years For Growing Marijuana In Basement


Photo: Huron Daily Tribune

‚ÄčA 55-year-old New Jersey man whose marijuana plants were found by police — in part, because he didn’t mow his lawn — is now headed to state prison for five years.

Matthew Watts of Boonton, N.J., was sentenced on Friday. He pleaded guilty last month to possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, reports the Courier Post.
Police claim they found at least 50 cannabis plants in Watts’ basement in June.
They had gone to the home after a neighbor reported she hadn’t seen Watts for weeks, adding that no one was collecting his mail and that his lawn was grown up.

Watts, who said the marijuana was for his own use, will have to serve about a year before becoming eligible for parole.