Felony Friday: Man Charged For Killing Deer That Ate His Weed PlantsSubmitted by Jao171 on Fri, 09/27/2013 - 10:58
We have a double whammy this week for Felony Friday. Felony charges were filed against one poor soul, which highlights the State’s refusal to recognize property rights and the idiocy of the drug war.
A Glasco, N.Y. man had his world come crashing down after a neighbor snitched on him for killing the deer that were eating his marijuana plants. Barry J. Brice learned a hard lesson from his run-in with the law. Not only does the State own the deer that destroy your garden, they also dictate what plants are allowed to be grown. The Daily Freeman reports on Mr. Brice’s unlucky day.
Town police said an investigation started with a complaint to state Environmental Conservation Police that Brice had been shooting deer over the summer because they were eating and destroying his marijuana crop. State police conducted air surveillance of Brice’s property Thursday and a search warrant was executed at Brice’s home, where 68 potted marijuana plants were seized. Environmental Conservation Police further discovered that Brice had been butchering, packaging and storing deer meat at his home. Police said possessing untagged and unlabeled venison is a violation of state Environmental Conservation Law.