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William Reynold Plants Mystery Seeds, Gets $200 Ticket For Growing Pot

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ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. — A 73-year-old man who was given the first civil marijuana ticket in a Vermont town says he had planted some seeds he found in a box and "got spanked" by police after it grew into a pot plant.

William Reynolds was issued a $200 civil ticket by St. Johnsbury police after authorities seized a potted 2 1/2-foot-tall marijuana plant from his Main Street apartment.

Police say they saw no indication Reynolds was a pot smoker or had other marijuana plants.

Reynolds tells the Caledonian Record ( ) he doesn't smoke marijuana and was "playing around" with the seeds he found. http://bit.ly/14JMowh

He says he "did wrong" and won't contest the ticket.

Vermont decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana on July 1.

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