[h2]Iowa City man says pounds of pot were for compost[/h2]
3:33 PM CDT, June 1, 2008
IOWA CITY, Iowa
The pot is for compost, not consumption.
That was the excuse Matthew Aaron Furnish offered Iowa City Police early Saturday morning when they caught him with what officers described as several bags of marijuana -- some gallon sized and some larger.
Furnish's explanation apparently did not pass the smell test for police. He was arrested and charged with possessing 50 kilograms or less of marijuana with intent to distribute.
He is being held in Johnson County Jail on a $14,000 cash bond, and could face up to five years in prison and a fine of $7,500.