Police say a Connecticut man called 911 to ask a dispatcher how much trouble he could get into by growing one marijuana plant, then was arrested.
Robert Michelson, 21, called 9-1-1 to ask a little legal advice. He wanted to know how much trouble he could be in for growing a marijuana plant.
Police traced the call to a house at 192 Waterville Road in Farmington, Connecticut, and arrested Robert Michelson.
The 9-1-1 Dispatcher asks: Is it life threatening or an active crime in progress?
Dispatcher: 911, What’s the location of your emergency?
Caller: Well, let’s not get into that yet. I have a question.
Dispatcher: Is this an emergency sir?
Caller: Depends…um, not really.
Dispatcher: If it’s not an emergency, you don’t call 911 sir.
Caller: I have a legal question.
Dispatcher: Well, it’s not…is this an emergency?
Caller: I don’t know what that means.
Dispatcher: Is it life-threatening, or an active crime in progress?
Caller: Crime in progress, possibly.
Dispatcher: What’s going on?
Caller: I was just growing some marijuana. I was just wondering what the, how much, you know, trouble you get into for one plant.
Dispatcher: You’re growing marijuana and you want to know how…depends on how big the plant is.
Caller: It’s only a seedling.
Dispatcher: Well, it’s possession.
Dispatcher: You can get pinched for a roach in a car.
Caller: Okay. (pause) Alright, thanks for the info.
Dispatcher: You’re welcome.
During release at the police station after his cannabis arrest, Michelson flipped off the dispatchers with both hands.