Priest busted for marijuana

Discussion in 'Marijuana News' started by Superjoint, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. January 23, 2004

    A US Roman Catholic priest has been arrested for allegedly growing marijuana in his church living quarters.

    The Rev Richard Arko, 40, of Barberton, Ohio, was charged yesterday with illegal cultivation of marijuana. He remained jailed today on $US3,000 ($A3,865) bail.

    Police said they found a marijuana growing system in a spare bedroom and confiscated about 35 potted marijuana plants ranging from 15 cm to 1.2m tall, along with grow lights, electric transformers, air purifiers and instruction books for growing marijuana. They also seized two small plastic bags with marijuana.

    Arrested with the priest was Jensen Powell, 24, who police said also lived in the Prince of Peace Church rectory. He was charged with trafficking in marijuana and held on $US10,000 ($A12,885) bail.

    Powell was unemployed and had no affiliation with the church, about 13km south-west of Akron.

    Both men were scheduled to be arraigned next Wednesday. If convicted, each faces six months to a year in jail and a $US2,500 ($A3,221) fine.

    A message seeking comment was left at the church.

    Elsewhere today, a Catholic priest in Des Moines, Iowa, was sentenced to a year in prison for downloading images and movies of child pornography on a laptop computer he used to publish a church newspaper.

    The Rev Richard Poster, the former director of liturgy and publisher of the newspaper for the diocese of Davenport, pleaded guilty in August to receiving pictures of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.


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  2. Genesis 1:12

    God has given us all the seed bearing plants on earth to use.

    On a side note about the other priest. A year in jail for downloading porn??? Fucking unfair as all hell. Why don;t they ever arrest the people they get it from???????? Sure child porn is sick but it could be mislabeled, I'm sure that has happened a million times before to people around the world.
  3. the priest look like a coo hippy..... por guys... wish i was attending that church tho...

  4. Yea when the plate gets sent around you give a donation and take a joint..

    Or they just pass the blunts around while playing Tom Petty!!!

  5. He downloaded child porn. That's worth a year, IMHO.

    As for the mashed minister, I think he should be released without charge. And I bet his sermons would rock, instead of hyms they have Hendrix, and instead of a goblet of wine, they have a bong, simple.
  6. Poor guy. I really wanted to go to church everyday if that priest was around.
  7. Okay let us be reminded that we won't go to the church just because MaryJane is attending... that is a pluss to worship to most people, but just remember who gave mankind the gift... just don't be greedy, share the love......

  8. oh plz...

    anyway..kickass..smoking priest.tight

  9. Way to comment/quote on PART of my post.
  10. It truly is sad that someone has to go to jail for "cultivating". I mean even Thomas Jefferson and George Washington grew marjuana on their plantations. But you know when you're the law, you can't be punished. WG

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