This story involves 50 marijuana plants, not an ocean of opium poppies or cargo container of coca leaves. I’m not criticizing a lack of prosecutorial zeal on the cannabis charges, I just find the story absurdly funny. Police receive a tip you are growing weed, bust you for possession of the weed and for illegally stocking largemouth bass, and you pay a larger fine for the fish? Imagine if the defendant spent the night in jail. “What are you in for?” “Armed robbery, assault, public drunkenness. You?” “Illegal bass.”
You can’t make this stuff up.