September 2, 2009
Men report burglary, arrested for drugs
Police responding to a reported burglary in New York said they ended up arresting the apartment's occupants for possession of marijuana plants.
Investigators said Scott Ortega, 53, reported a burglary Sunday at the apartment he shares with Jack Scelzo, 53, and Lawrence Machese, 56. Responding officers said they found a large, potted marijuana plant on the apartment's living room table and 15 additional plants on the deck, the New York Post reported Wednesday.
Investigators said they found no sign of a break-in at the apartment.