Watch what you put on Instagram, ladies and gents — especially if you live in a state where marijuana is unfortunately still illegal. Connor Kennedy of Sicklerville, New Jersey, learned this lesson the hard way.
Kennedy, 20, was arrested in his hometown for allegedly growing marijuana inside an abandoned building. The first clue that tipped authorities off to the illegal operation was the seven plants that several witnesses reported seeing on the back rear deck of the uninhabited home.
When a large, unexpected package arrived at a New Jersey family’s home where the addressed recipient did not live, the residents called the police. When Hazlet Police arrived and opened the package in search of a packing list or receipt that could help them locate the intended recipient, they found 50 pounds of vacuum-sealed marijuana.
Now, we’re all familiar with the whole “it got lost in the mail” shtick, but I really wouldn’t want to be the person who misaddressed $100,000 worth of weed to an unsuspecting suburban family so law abiding they wouldn’t even open another person’s mail.
Chris Christie doesn’t like marijuana legalization. He’s not bothered by polls showing a majority of voters favor it. He’s running for president but keeps aligning himself in the minority on the issue of cannabis legalization because he can’t be bothered by things like “winning.” He continues to vocalize his opposition to legalization because, apparently, having any shot at being president is just not his thing.