CLEARWATER, FLORIDA (July 24, 2014 arrest) — How dumb is dumb? How about driving with a marijuana plant hanging out your window? At night, with your headlights off? And admitting to the police you stole the marijuana plant?
It doesn’t get any worse than that. It happened July 24th in Clearwater, Fla.
Police pulled over a car that was driving without its headlights on near a street where a burglary had been reported. But a burglary investigation quickly turned to a drug one when the officer noticed a plant sticking out of the rear passenger window.
And it wasn’t the kind from the local home supplies store, either.
Clearwater officials say the back seat of the car was packed with other potted plants of the illegal kind. The car’s passenger confessed that they stole the marijuana plants from an acquaintance who owed a $100 drug debt.
Arrested: Passenger Justin Goodloe, 20, and driver Allen Thomas Barnes, 19. Both were charged with manufacturing of marijuana.