CA Marijuana Farmer Stole Electricity for Marijuana Plants
Posted on Feb 10, 2010
A San Diego County man was ordered by the Court to pay $18,000 to San Diego Electric & Gas for the electricity he stole to grow over 100 marijuana plants. He was also sentenced to jail and supervised release.
The 23 year-old used high-intensity grow-lights, and bypassed his rented home's electricity meter, to grow his plants. One of the lights caused a fire, and the fire department responded, resulting in the criminal charges.