Police seized marijuana plants during a late-night search of a
townhouse, arresting the suspected grower after a brief chase, authorities said. Boynton Beach
Two uniformed officer’s patrolling the Pelican Pointe townhouse complex, got a whiff of marijuana near the pool area, according to an arrest report.
One officer reportedly saw Jesse Duncans, 26, smoking the drug in the rear patio of a townhouse. Several marijuana plants were growing in pots on a table next to him, the report said.
The officers walked up and identified themselves, Duncans then bolted inside with marijuana in his hands. Officers chased him inside, afraid he would destroy the evidence, police said. They stopped him in one of the bedrooms, where police saw more plants inside a closet, emitting a "fresh smell of marijuana," police said.
Police found 40 marijuana plants, weighing 361 grams, the report said..