Drunk driver rams house, gaping hole reveals pot farm

By runitsthepolice · Apr 1, 2009 · ·
  1. runitsthepolice
    [h1]Suspected drunken driver rams San Diego house, gaping hole reveals alleged pot farm[/h1]
    The Associated Press3:22 PM EDT, March 31, 2009 SAN DIEGO - Authorities said a 63-year-old man suspected of drunken driving crashed his pickup truck into a neighbor's house, leaving a gaping hole and revealing a small marijuana farm inside. San Diego police got a search warrant after the Sunday afternoon crash and confiscated more than 20 pot plants from the house.

    Police Sgt. David Jennings said no one was inside the house, and neighbors told officers the residents were gone on a ski trip.

    No one was injured in the crash.


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  1. Alfa
    Too bad that there are no picks.
  2. Kelveren
    So basically they come home from this trip, and not only have thousands of dollars of damage, but also no longer have any pot.

    Just stating the obvious in an attempt to understand it.
  3. Alfa
    I think that is only a small part of their problems. Likely they will face prosecution for producing cannabis, with intent to distribute, conspiracy to produce cannabis, etc. etc.
    It doesn't matter that the house is damaged, as the US government will confiscate it anyway. Possibly the same goes for anything on their bank account.

    I am not sure if it works this way in San Diego, but I have read many similar cases in the USA that ended up this way.
  4. Junket
    Yea the pot people will get fucked, and the drunk driver will be a hero for mistakenly saving the lives of so many people that weed negatively influences...

  5. Kelveren
    ...There's one loophole to this, though it's unlikely that it'll be used. Iff they were growing with a valid medical license as caregivers, and didn't go over their allotment (I forget CA's laws I've been reading so much lately that I'm getting states confused), they can sue at least the driver in civil court and may get off the hook on the weed.

    With 20 plants the chances of this are rather slim though.
  6. Herbal Healer 019
    Wouldnt that be illegal search and seizure? Or since it was part of a crime scene it gave probable cause to go inside and erradicate the obviously visisble cannabis plants?
  7. Junket
    best to read it:

    "San Diego police got a search warrant after the Sunday afternoon crash"

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