Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Sports writers don't necessarily make a killing when it comes to their salaries, and I'm sure a lot of them look at other avenues to bring in income. Some write personal blogs, some do tv work, and some even start a weed growing operation out of their home. Wait what?
A Grand Rapids Press sports columnist today was charged with growing marijuana at his Northeast Grand Rapids home.Nice. I love that the lawyer had to classify that they weren't "hard drugs". Sure my client grew multiple plants in his house so he could sell marijuana, but at least it wasn't a meth lab! Good times.
David Mayo, 48, was arraigned in Grand Rapids District Court on charges of manufacture of more than 20 but less than 200 plants, a seven-year felony, and also maintaining a drug house, a two-year high-court misdemeanor, at his home on Fuller Avenue NE.
Mayo turned himself into the Kent County Jail this morning, where he was housed while awaiting arraignment. A warrant for his arrest was issued by the prosecutor Friday.
His lawyer, Bruce Block, said Mayo is cooperating with police. Block said the plants were for personal use and Mayo was not selling them.
"This wasn't heavy drugs or anything like that," Block said.
Grand Rapid Press sports columnist David Mayo charged with growing marijuana (MLive: It's Just Sports)