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Ontario teen busted for cannabis, booze possession after attempting to steal tractor

Sep 29, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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Tractor theft thwarted by Good Samaritans and OPP

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An attempt to steal a tractor has led to several charges against an Ontario teen.

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The 16-year-old was stopped by Good Samaritans, who kept the teen at the scene before members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police arrived.

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  1. The men had what they believed to be weed, but turned out to be high-CBD plants from a nearby legal grow.

    Thick as thieves: Dimwitted robbers caught on police video walking on highway with stolen hemp

  2. Barefoot and seemingly very drunk, the teen “was unable to care for himself and was subsequently arrested.” /

    Ontario police catch 18-year-old walking down a street, barefoot and laden with stolen marijuana plants

  3. Image for representation. The officers were told that about two grams of cannabis and the victim’s dog had been taken. / PHOTO BY GLOBALP / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

    Ontario teen steals resident’s weed… and dog

According to an OPP news release, police responded to a report of a theft in progress on Sept. 25 in Mapletown Township, about 45 kilometres north of Guelph.

The complainants kept the teenager from driving away and when officers arrived, they found the teen to be in possession of liquor and cannabis. They were also charged with theft under $5,000.

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They are scheduled to appear in court in Guelph at a later date.

Last year, another Ontario teen was busted for breaking and entering and possession of property obtained by crime when they nabbed some cannabis plants from a Chatham, Ont. residence.

The 18-year-old was found wandering a residential street, barefoot and drunk, with the cannabis plants in tow.

A similar situation unfolded in Oregon in 2020, though this time the four youths involved, who ranged in age from 19 to 22, attempted to steal hemp plants that they had confused for cannabis.

The group was busted after 3 a.m. while walking alongside a highway with about 30 kilograms of hemp in their possession.

A member of the public phoned in the tip to the police, who then located the group carrying large bags stuffed with green leafy plants near Molalla, Ore.

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Initially, the arresting officers were preparing to press cannabis-related charges until the farm owner arrived at the scene and explained the plants were actually hemp. The plants, valued at around $2,500, were returned to the owner.

For two of the men involved, the caper was particularly perilous as they had taken a bus for about 60 kilometres after another friend had tipped them off about the possible cannabis score.

The plants “would not have delivered the intoxicating effect hoped for by the suspects,” the police noted in their report.

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