PALM SPRINGS, CA-November 14, 2005 - Ronald Meyers called police when he heard suspicious noises outside his home. He ended up in jail after officers saw something suspicious inside the home: an eight-foot tall pot plant and nearly $100,000 of marijuana.
Meyers summoned officers to his home in an upscale neighborhood Thursday morning, claiming that someone was trying to open his windows and that he could hear voices outside.
Officers found no burglar but asked if they could check inside, said police spokesman Sgt. John Booth. When Meyers, 59, let them in, officers found more than $100,000 worth of marijuana, he said.
The stash included an eight-foot pot plant, more plants growing in the garage and harvested marijuana – some packed into large plastic bags – stuffed in large storage bins in a bedroom, Booth said.
Officers also found syringes, at least one methamphetamine pipe and other drug paraphernalia, he said.
Meyers was jailed on a charge of possession of marijuana for sale with bail set at $25,000.