|A marijuana leaf. (REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez)
LINDSAY, Ont. — There’s going to be the odd time when police can’t help you -- like, say, when you call them to ask how to protect the $6,000 in marijuana plants you’ve got growing in your house.
Police said a woman called Wednesday seeking tips on how to prevent someone from breaking into her home and stealing her pot plants.
“She didn’t want to get violently robbed,” Sgt. Terry Cox said.
It was an odd request, Cox said, and the officer on the other end of the line reminded the woman that she was talking to a police officer on a recorded line.
“The officer she spoke to actually cautioned her,” Cox said.
Nevertheless, the woman proceeded with her inquiry. The officer jotted down the information, and the drug enforcement unit paid a visit to her home Friday morning.
Dolly Russell, 46, was charged with production of marijuana and possession of marijuana. She is to appear in court Sept. 19.
The plants were seized by police.