Clearwater, Florida -- It wasn't exactly the work of a criminal mastermind.
In the early morning hours of July 24, police in Clearwater pulled over a car that was driving without its headlights on near the scene of a burglary. But it was what was hanging out of the car's window that really grabbed the officer's attention: a marijuana plant casually sticking out, apparently getting some fresh air.
The back seat of the car was loaded with other potted plants... and not the kind of from the local home supplies store, CPD notes.
The car's passenger reportedly told police they had stolen the potted pot from a house on South Lake Avenue, from an acquaintance who owed him a $100 drug debt.
The passenger, 20-year-old Justin Goodloe, and the driver, 19-year-old Allen Thomas Barnes, were both charged with manufacturing of marijuana. Further charges could be filed, pending a state attorney's office investigation later this month.
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