Cops pull 20 marijuana plants from downtown community garden


Growing scheme goes to pot

In what can be described as the most half-baked marijuana growing scheme in recent memory, someone planted 20 cannabis plants in plain sight in a downtown community garden.

Charleston police received a complaint about a growing operation near the public housing complex at 105 Logan St. at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 29. When officers arrived, they didn’t have to search very long to find the marijuana, as the garden was clearly visible from Magazine Street. According to a police report, the plants were 3 to 8 inches tall, and officers pulled them out of the ground to be placed in evidence. Someone also pulled up the collard greens from the garden, which could be found in a plastic bag near the broken-up soil on Tuesday.

A man who was near the scene on Tuesday said whoever planted the pot must not have been very bright. A smarter move would be to plant it among sunflowers, which grow taller than the marijuana, said the man, who asked not to be identified. “You know the character Goofy from Disney? Goofy would’ve done a better job growing that weed,” he said.

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