Saving money illegally

TYLER, Texas (AP) - August 20, 2008

But it wasn't lettuce or tomatoes in his garden.

Deputies charge John Daniel Miller III was growing pot.

Tyler County deputies say a tip led them to Miller's rural property, where they seized more than 70 pot plants.

Authorities put the value of the illegal weed at about $100,000.

Sheriff's Sergeant Randy Meadows tells the Tyler Morning-Telegraph that Miller said he was trying save money by growing his own.

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