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If you live in a state where marijuana is illegal – like, say, Florida – the smart thing to do is to keep your cannabis plants out of view of the general public. That means parading them around town in the back seat of your car with the top buds sticking out the rear window should be avoided at all costs. And if you do, don’t break other blatantly obvious laws like driving at night without your lights.
Apparently, Clearwater, Florida’s Justin Goodloe, 20, and Allen Barnes, 19, completely missed that memo.
The two are facing marijuana manufacturing charges in Florida after cops say they stopped the car with the two men in the wee hours of July 24 after they saw it driving with no headlights on. We assume they thought they were being sneaky and were too naïve to realize that driving without headlights in the dark will instantly get you pulled over no matter who or where you are.
According to detectives, the car was filled with marijuana plants in various stages of growth. The plants apparently weren’t even Barnes and Goodloe’s, either. After being arrested one of the pair allegedly told cops that they stole the cannabis plants from someone who owed him $100.
We don’t normally like chastise people for getting busted for weed, as we really don’t think what they are doing should be against the law anyway. But these two are allegedly admitted cannabis thieves, so they don’t really count. Not only that, but from the police photos the bud sticking out of the rear window was on the driver’s side which means every time the driver looked in his mirror he would have seen the plant blowing in the wind.
|Justin Goodloe, Allen Barnes.|
Both men now face felony manufacturing charges that carry up to five years in jail and $5,000 in fines.