ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A 73-year-old man who was given the first civil marijuana ticket in a Vermont town says he had planted some seeds he found in a box and "got spanked" by police after it grew into a pot plant.
William Reynolds was issued a $200 civil ticket by St. Johnsbury police after authorities seized a potted 2 ½-foot-tall marijuana plant from his Main Street apartment.
Police say they saw no indication Reynolds was a pot smoker or had other marijuana plants.
Reynolds tells the Caledonian Record (http://bit.ly/14JMowh ) he doesn't smoke marijuana and was "playing around" with the seeds he found.
He says he "did wrong" and won't contest the ticket.