Connecticut Man Calls 911 To Ask If He Can Grow Marijuana (Video)

Robert MichelsonVia the AP:

FARMINGTON, Conn — Police say a Connecticut man called 911 to ask a dispatcher how much trouble he could get into by growing one marijuana plant, then was arrested. Farmington police say a dispatcher told 21-year-old Robert Michelson on Thursday night that he could get arrested for growing pot, and Michelson said thank you and hung up.

Officers went to Michelson’s house and seized a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Michelson has admitted he bought seeds and equipment for growing. Michelson was released on $5,000 bail after being charged with marijuana possession and other crimes. A woman who answered the phone at his home Friday said he wasn’t available for comment.

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  • Rex Vestri

    Sounds like *someone* ate too many lead paint chips off the window sill as a child.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like *someone* ate too many lead paint chips off the window sill as a child.

  • Jordan

    It’s not even the stupidity here that gets me, but that this guy was obviously paranoid over what would happen to him IF he proceeded with his plans. What if he was not in possession of marijuana or growing equipment? They still would have searched his home based on a question he asked? Don’t 911 operators have better things to do, like deal with emergencies, than to inform law enforcement that someone called asking a question pertaining to illegal activity? That’s like going to the hospital on a cocaine overdose and them charging you with possession of a controlled substance. These services are to help people, not punish them. I call BS or all of the story isn’t here.

    • tmw

      I agree, if they come to arrest him on calling 911 hopefully he or anyone else at the home would deny permission for a search. In that case they would have probably issued a ticket or summons and went on their way.

  • Jordan

    It’s not even the stupidity here that gets me, but that this guy was obviously paranoid over what would happen to him IF he proceeded with his plans. What if he was not in possession of marijuana or growing equipment? They still would have searched his home based on a question he asked? Don’t 911 operators have better things to do, like deal with emergencies, than to inform law enforcement that someone called asking a question pertaining to illegal activity? That’s like going to the hospital on a cocaine overdose and them charging you with possession of a controlled substance. These services are to help people, not punish them. I call BS or all of the story isn’t here.

  • justagirl

    clown.

  • justagirl

    clown.

  • luebber

    This is what qualifies as probable cause nowadays, a simple *question* about the law.

    • Yighs

      Call Legal aid or a non emergency police #. Not 911 He should get fined just for wasting time on an emergency line. Also speaks volumes to the state of education these days. Is this person for real is he considered of average intelligence?

    • Guest

      He didn’t just ask a question… He admitted to growing it. That’s the probable cause.

  • luebber

    This is what qualifies as probable cause nowadays, a simple *question* about the law.

  • Yighs

    Call Legal aid or a non emergency police #. Not 911 He should get fined just for wasting time on an emergency line. Also speaks volumes to the state of education these days. Is this person for real is he considered of average intelligence?

  • tmw

    I agree, if they come to arrest him on calling 911 hopefully he or anyone else at the home would deny permission for a search. In that case they would have probably issued a ticket or summons and went on their way.

  • DeepCough

    Does he not have internet access? Cause it’s still legal to look this sort of thing up on NORML’s website, y’know.

  • DeepCough

    Does he not have internet access? Cause it’s still legal to look this sort of thing up on NORML’s website, y’know.

  • Hanover_fist2000

    To bad he is not smart enough to press charges against the cops for false arrest. The cops are only allowed to investigate crime and arrest criminals. No crime has been committed until an “injury”, legally defined as physical damage OR defamation, has occurred.

  • Hanover_fist2000

    To bad he is not smart enough to press charges against the cops for false arrest. The cops are only allowed to investigate crime and arrest criminals. No crime has been committed until an “injury”, legally defined as physical damage OR defamation, has occurred.

  • Guest

    He didn’t just ask a question… He admitted to growing it. That’s the probable cause.

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