PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona seniors had no idea what the flourishing plant they nurtured in their driveway was until a passing deputy told them it was marijuana.
A Yavapai County sheriff’s department said a deputy spotted the blooming 5-foot-tall marijuana plant growing in the driveway of a retirement community near Prescott, midweek.
“The residents just thought it was a pretty weed and so they decided to nurture it,” department spokeswoman Susan Quayle told Reuters by telephone.
The officer yanked out the plant, which Quayle said was either “self-seeded or could have been dropped by a grandchild visiting the community.”
“No citations were issued. The officer just educated them,” she said.