Phillip Simmons, 53, is in police custody facing three felony counts: cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police say they first found Simmons Tuesday night running around his neighborhood in the nude. After police caught Simmons, they took him back to his home near Flowing Wells Rd. and Miracle Mile.
There, police say they found drug paraphernalia. After a further search of the home and a second property under Simmons' name a block away, police say they discovered 150 plants, each with a street value of $2,000. Police say Simmons was running a "sizable" operation, worth about $250,000. It's more than just an unusual bust for police: they only see a few operations this big each year.
Friday, September 21, 2007
There's stupid and then there's industrial strength stupid. And then there's Phillip Simmons of Tucson, Arizona. He decided to run through the neighborhood naked and when the cops showed up, he lead them straight to his home . . . and his pot growing operation! Here's more from KVOA: