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Man Warming His Pot Plants Alerts Police of his Crimes

Posted on in Criminal Defense

On October 6th, a pot farmer living in Aurora was taken into custody. He was trying to keep his pot plants warm after midnight on that Saturday night by creating two huge bonfires. His efforts to save his pot from the cold only helped to have them seized. These blazes alerted the local police to possible illegal activities and ended up getting Daniel Selmon, 23, arrested for his illegal plants.

A police officer for the city of Aurora was on his nightly patrol when he saw the two bonfires near the 800 block of Robert Street around 2:45 on Saturday morning. Upon investigating these illegal fires, the officer came to find what looked like three large marijuana plants growing in the corner of the yard. When the police officer confiscated the plants, they found it to weigh nearly seven pounds total. The police have not declared what the street value is for such a large amount of pot.

Due to this discovery, Selmon was charged with felony possession of cannabis as well as a misdemeanor charge for manufacturing marijuana plants. The normal punishment for between 2,000 and 5,000 grams of marijuana is between 3 to 7 years and a fine of up to $25,000. Manufacturing less than 5 plants is only a misdemeanor charge and is punishable by one year in jail. Drug charges, especially of this magnitude are very serious offenses. Contact an experienced drug crime defense attorney in Cook County today to start reviewing your case and possible outcomes which you can work towards.

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