SMH…Yes, this is a true story. Dude called 9-1-1 asking whether or not it’s illegal to grow pot. Listen to the phone call and read the full story after the jump!!
(STAMFORD NEWS)–All Robert Michelson wanted was a little free legal advice. Unfortunately for the 21-year-old Farmington, CT resident, he decided to dial 911, instead of a lawyer and now he is facing multiple drug charges.
Michelson allegedly called police on Thursday night to ask how much trouble he could get in for growing one marijuana plant, police said. The dispatcher advised Michelson that he could be arrested. Michelson then thanked the dispatcher and hung up. Police were then able to trace the call back to an address on Waterville Road.
Narcotics officers from Farmington went to the house and reportedly discovered that Michelson was growing marijuana. Michelson allegedly admitted that he has spent â€œa lot of money on line buying everything he needed to grow marijuana, including the seeds,â€ police said.
Officers seized a small amount of marijauna and numerous items of drug paraphernalia for smoking and growing the drug, police said. In the 911 tape released by the Farmington police department, Michelson is asked what his emergency is, and he replies â€œUh, letâ€™s not get into that yet.â€ It all goes down hill from there for Michelson, who learns that he can indeed get in trouble for growing just one marijuana plant. â€œWell, I have a legal question,â€ Michelson said. The dispatcher replied, â€œIs it life threatening or an active crime in progress?â€ Michelson then said, â€œCrime in progress, possibly.â€ After being asked â€œwhatâ€™s going on,â€ by the dispatcher, Michelson said, â€œI was just growing some marijuana and I was just wondering what, how much trouble you can get in for one plant.â€The dispatcher asked how big the plant was and Michelson responded that it is a seedling.
The dispatcher then told him he could get arrested for possession, so Michelson thanked him and hung up.
After that, police tracked him down. But before he left the police station, Michelson gave one final goodbye to the dispatcher who helped him out: two middle fingers, â€œpresumably for doing such a good job,â€ police said.