Man Caught Growing Pot, Thanks to Own Home Alarm
It tripped one day and summoned police in Michigan
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2014 7:01 PM CST
Marijuana matures at a grow operation in Denver.   (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, file)

(Newser) – It's generally a fine idea to set up a secure alarm system at your house that alerts police at the first sign of trouble. Unless, of course, you happen to be growing marijuana illegally inside. Such is the fate of 53-year-old Marlon Gene Kelley of Muskegon, Mich., reports MLive. Kelley's home alarm tripped one day when he wasn't home, and officers arrived at the scene and walked inside through an unlocked door. They found eight plants, five guns, and a bunch of grow equipment. For Kelley, it all added up to three to 12 years in prison.

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Thomas Beaulieu
Feb 28, 2014 1:13 PM CST
Yep just what the police need to focus on those heinous pot smoking criminals.
Feb 28, 2014 12:42 PM CST
Twelve years in prison for growing 8 pot plants, but a blind man in Florida who shot and killed his buddy gets zero time in prison and his guns back. Something wrong with this picture?
Feb 28, 2014 7:13 AM CST
God created plants, Man created alcohol. which is worse?? alcohol of course.