Florida man arrested after whacking brother in the face with their marijuana plants

By Tom Boggioni
Monday, June 9, 2014 9:41 EDT
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A Florida man was arrested and charged with battery after beating his brother with marijuana plants pulled from the ground in their backyard.

Rodney Brown, 31, got into an argument with his brother, Jackie Brown, 33, causing neighbors to call police reporting a disturbance, according to WKMG.

Responding to the call, sheriff’s deputies were told by the older brother that Rodney had uprooted several marijuana plants as long as 3 feet and began hitting him in the face with them.

According to police, the younger Brown allowed them to search the property where they discovered additional plants growing in the house the brothers shared, as well as drug paraphernalia.

Rodney Brown was taken into custody and charged with domestic battery, cultivation of marijuana, and possession of marijuana over 20 grams.

He was later released on bond.

{Rodney Brown mugshot courtesy of Lakeland PD]

Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni is based in the quaint seaside community of Pacific Beach in less quaint San Diego. He writes about politics, media, culture, and other annoyances. Mostly he spends his days at the beach gazing at the horizon waiting for the end of the world, or the sun to go down. Whichever comes first.
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