He was just trying to protect his stuff

March 11, 2009 5:47:02 AM PDT
Ryan N. Smith says he was just moving his stuff to protect it from crooks.

But in his case, police say the stuff was a bunch of pot plants.

Police report busting Smith after getting a tip that two men were loading the plants into a pickup in Jacksoville, Fla.

Officers say Smith told them his house had been robbed the night before and he didn't want to lose the weed to the bandits.

He's been charged with cultivating marijuana.

Another man, the pickup's driver, faces charges of felony marijuana possession.

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