Cops Seize Marijuana Christmas Tree
7-foot 'tree' seized during drug bust
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2010 3:44 AM CST
Updated Dec 10, 2010 5:43 AM CST
Police say they "had to destroy this pre-Christmas dream" and seize the plant as evidence.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Move over, Grinch: Police in Germany have ruined Christmas for a suspect they describe as an "old hippie." Officers raided the guy's home after a tip-off and discovered a 7-foot marijuana plant in his living room, placed in a Christmas tree stand and decorated with strings of lights, AP reports. The 58-year-old man told police he had planned to place presents under the "tree," which was seized along with a five-ounce stash of marijuana.