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Not The “Safe”est Place

When Sean Riley, 45, of Portsmouth, R.I., called police to report his safe was stolen, he was relieved to hear it had already been recovered. When he got to the station, he helped police open the safe to prove it was his. “When the officers opened it up,” said police Lt. Brian Peters, “they got quite a surprise.” Inside was over $5,000 in cash and about 2 pounds of marijuana. That led police to search Riley’s property, where they found 14 marijuana plants growing in a shed, plus more inside the house. Riley has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. The two alleged burglars, David Nicholson and Ryan Souza, were also charged with possession of marijuana along with their other charges. It wasn’t for “possession” of the pot in the safe, though: police say they had their own. (MS/Portsmouth Journal) ...These three sound like quite the combination.
Original Publication Date: 19 December 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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