Father, two sons arrested for allegedly growing pot at home

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 6:45pm

A Madison father and his two sons are free on bond following their arrest Tuesday night for allegedly growing marijuana behind their home.

According to police, Phillip Reding, 58, and his son, Michael Reding, 33, admitted to growing the marijuana after undercover detectives said they found seven plants in the backyard and drug paraphernalia at their Denson Avenue duplex.

Police also arrested Chad Reding, 27. All three were charged with manufacturing marijuana for resale.          

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3 Comments on this post:

By: relliott on 9/22/11 at 7:25

Another giant waste of law enforcement resources.
How many drunk drivers flew through town while they were making their big drug bust? How many truck loads of illegals came across the border in that amount of time?

By: localboy on 9/22/11 at 8:56

Makes you see 'organic' in a whole new light...;)

By: Loner on 9/22/11 at 6:43

"Manufacturing marijuana"?! Uh, I know that TN ranks near the bottom in education, but one does not "manufacture" marijuana, one grows it.

Marijuana is the street name for Cannabis, a plant, not a drug. Cannabis contains THC; like Tobacco contains nicotine. They do not "manufacture" Tobacco, farmers grow it; likewise, one does not "manufacture" Cannabis (pot, weed, marijuana etc.) one simply grows it.

There is no processing needed, just dry it and smoke it. No labs are involved, because Cannabis is a plant, not a drug. Try it, you may like it....it is a medicinal herb.

By the way, seven plants is not a pot plantation...it's somebody's private garden...this bust was an utter waste of police and court resources. It would be funny, if it were not so tragic for the men involved....they may have to do time for their "crime"....utterly ridiculous.

Where's Willie Nelson, to speak out on this injustice?