Ah yes, Florida man never lets us down.
This time a Fellsmere man, 64-year-old David Ellis, decided he was going to get rid of his ‘bad weed’ by starting a large bonfire on his property.
Needless to say this quickly caught the attention of neighbors and local police who say that Ellis tried to pass his fire off as a simple leaf and trash burning.
“Upon reaching the fire pile, I could smell a strong odor of burnt cannabis and see remnants of small cannabis plants and leaves,” Deputy Luke Keppel states.
Ellis said he was just burning the leaves, which he described as “trash” and would go on to tell police that the quality didn’t meet his standards.
“It’s trash. You don’t smoke that,” Ellis said. “I’ve got like a quarter pound of it inside.”
Officer Kepple goes on, “Inside was a strong odor of raw cannabis and in plain view was a large aluminum tray with what appeared to be raw cannabis and paraphernalia items sitting between the kitchen and the living room.”
Apparently whatever he was smoking was some pretty good stuff. When Mr. Ellis and the deputy went back outside, despite his large bonfire that enveloped the entire neighborhood, the senior stoner asks Deputy Leppel, “Did you find all of my pot?”
Authorities state Keppel reports upon leaving the house they ended up with quite the find: 174 grams of raw cannabis and about 15.4 grams of THC in wax form.Follow us on Facebook here and on Twitter here.