Crack Pot 9-1-1 Audio, Transcript from Connecticut Man, Robert Michelson’s Marijuana Question

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?

Audio Transcript
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.
Caller: Okay.

Dispatcher: You can get pinched for a roach in a car.
Caller: Okay. (pause) Alright, thanks for the info.

Dispatcher: You’re welcome.
Caller: Goodbye.

During release at the police station after his cannabis arrest, Michelson flipped off the dispatchers with both hands.