By John Smith •
Published: 04 Sep 2017 • 11:47
IT was almost like a scene from a Cheech and Chong movie when a pair of young men set fire to incriminating evidence in Atarfe.
Suspecting the two young men of selling marihuana, officers from the Guardia Civil in the Vega de Granada area decided to make an unexpected call on the pair to see what they could find.
Panicking when the knock on the door came, the couple decided that they had better burn the evidence which consisted of a number of marihuana plants but they didn’t think their plan through properly!
Rather than place the plants into a fireplace they put them onto the floor of the garage and then set fire to them.
As the only way out of the property was through the garage and as the entire place was filling up with smoke, they found themselves becoming legless for more than one reason and had to appeal to the officers to break in and rescue them.
After the hapless stoners were transported to the local hospital for treatment, the fire brigade were called in to put out the fire.
Once recovered, the pair was arrested for suspected arson and possessing illegal drugs for sale.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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