INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man was arrested after deputies were led to his location by billowing smoke and the overpowering aroma of marijuana burning in his backyard, investigators said.
Ellis showed Keppel a nearly pile of smoldering debris that was nearly 6 feet in diameter and 2 feet tall. It had the distinct smell of marijuana, TC Palm reported.
After seeing the remains of some marijuana plants and leaves, Keppel insisted Ellis was burning marijuana.
“It’s trash. You don’t smoke that,” Ellis said in dispute. “I’ve got like a quarter pound of it inside.”
Once inside, Keppel found marijuana and paraphernalia on an aluminum tray, the Herald reported.
"I've got more in the refrigerator," Ellis told investigators, the Herald reported.
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