Cops: Guy Set Bonfires to Warm Pot Plants
And then the bonfires drew the attention of police
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2012 3:46 PM CDT
Updated Oct 14, 2012 11:46 AM CDT
Marijuana plants are seen in Chicago where officers say they discovered two football fields' worth on the city's South Side last week.   (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

(Newser) – This week's entry in the marijuana chronicles: Police in Aurora, Illinois, say a man set two big bonfires in his backyard to keep his marijuana plants warm. The tragic flaw in his plan: Police came to investigate the fires—it was about 3am—and spotted three suspicious-looking plants in the yard. Daniel A. Selmon is now charged with felony possession of cannabis and misdemeanor production of cannabis, reports CBS Chicago. Which means he's in more trouble than the British couple who accidentally grew pot in their garden, the German farmer who accidentally grew a whole crop, and the anonymous urban farmers who planted two fields' worth in Chicago. But at least he didn't try to eat the evidence.

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Oct 14, 2012 11:57 AM CDT
As long as the CIA can sell drugs and use the money to supply weapons to Al-Qaeda and Mexican drug cartels, without the American Taxpayer being wise to the scam, it will never be legal.
Oct 12, 2012 9:08 AM CDT
The war on drugs has failed, PERIOD. The only thing this war has done is make the drug cartels rich
Oct 11, 2012 9:22 AM CDT
until WE THE PEOPLE unite and and demand our politicians to end the crazy war on marijuana we are stuck with stupid...