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by Randy Cassingham

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Keep Off the Grass
Facing the worst drought in years, many cities in Colorado have issued outdoor watering restrictions. Which has led to people reporting neighbors who water their yards to the police. Officers in Morrison were called out on one such case. “We went over there to issue a warning,” says officer Chris Poundstone. “No one answered the door, but we noticed a garden hose in the front yard, stretched from the spigot around to the garden.” They followed it and found the dirt in back was “nice and damp” — and then noticed what was planted there: marijuana. They retreated and waited for backup and a search warrant, and arrested the woman at the house on charges of marijuana cultivation. (Denver Post) ...Marijuana cultivation: six months in jail. Watering on a Wednesday: six years.
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