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Fake ransom note snares alleged pot grower

A Florida man thought he was going to get his marijuana plants back when he responded to a ransom note, according to this report:

"Thanks for the grow! You want them back? Call for the price … we'll talk," read the note left in place of the stash that was growing on a lot near his apartment.
Unfortunately for Steven Alan Locasio, 48, the ransom note was written by detectives, who arrested Locasio when he showed up with $200 in exchange for the safe return of the pot plants.

Read the full story on the Sun-Sentinel web site.

By Washington Post Editors  |  January 6, 2010; 8:10 AM ET
Categories:  Around the Nation , Offbeat  
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