Man arrested after taking pot plant photos
Statesboro, Ga. --An east Georgia man landed in jail after photographing his healthy plants and going to local drug store to have the pictures developed.
His bumper crop was marijuana, according to police, who arrested him as he went to pick the photos up.
Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. Williams said Byron Charles Mattheeussen, 21, was charged Tuesday with manufacturing marijuana, manufacturing marijuana within 1,000 feet of a housing project, and possession of drug related objects.
Williams said a photo lab technician called police after seeing the subject of the photos. Officers confirmed the plants in the pictures were marijuana, he said.
After getting a search warrant, he said, police found 42 suspected marijuana plants growing in and around the residence, along with tools, literature on growing marijuana and pot-smoking paraphernalia.
Mattheeussen was taken to the Bulloch County Jail and issued an $8,000 property bond.