PRESCOTT - A sheriff's deputy patrolling a senior housing development outside Prescott spotted a 5-foot-tall marijuana plant growing between two residents' driveways.

Yavapai County Deputy Justin Dwyer identified the plant and interviewed the residents Wednesday, spokeswoman Susan Quayle said. They told the deputy they thought the plant was "just an attractive weed, and they had been watering it because it looked so nice."

Quayle said it appeared the plant was growing wild and probably sprouted from a stray seed.

Dwyer told the homeowners he would have to confiscate it and asked them to call deputies if more were found.