Florida Accountant Picks Up a Green Thumb in Retirement; Authorities Not Impressed

By | July 21, 2017

For those of you hoping to retire one day, do you know how you’ll stay busy once you’re not working? Golf? Traveling? Yes, those sound nice and leisurely. Gardening is another nice hobby, however, be sure you stay current on the marijuana laws in your area, should you decide that’s the kind of greenhouse you want to keep. An accountant in Florida has made a bit of a mistake:

According to a Sheriff’s Office news release, Barbara L. Green, 70, a retired accountant, and Michael D. Green, 58, were arrested Thursday morning during a search of their home in the 12000 block of Minot Avenue. The Greens are in the process of divorce, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit members reporting finding 39 pounds of marijuana and several thousand dollars in cash, along with drug paraphernalia and equipment used to grow marijuana.

Barbara Green and Michael Green were charged with trafficking in cannabis, manufacturing cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a public nuisance place where controlled substances are illegally kept.

I suppose when you’re approaching the geriatric stage, you can claim it’s for medical use. Still, 39 pounds for personal use is pushing it.

[Herald-Tribune]

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