San Jose, Costa Rica – It’s for my glaucoma. A Canadian man was arrested yesterday by officers of the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ) after finding a garden of 70 marijuana plants in his backyard.
The Judicial Police identified the suspects with the surname Poirier, 45, who has lived in Costa Rica for ten years.
Poirier maintains resident status.
The investigation into this case began three weeks ago, when neighbors alerted the authorities about the garden, according to the plaintiffs, they were marijuana plants.
After verifying the fact, investigators yesterday entered the house where they proceeded to find the plants.
During the police action, the authorities also seized in the house a gun, with which, as some neighbors had complained, the subject had used to threaten them.
The suspect, who identified himself as a merchant, was passed to the Public Ministry on charges of growing marijuana.
As of now it is unknown the sentence for this crime.