Pot Grower Reports Wife, Gets Himself Arrested

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An intoxicated man who tried to turn his wife in for growing marijuana plants, ended up being arrested after admitting the plants were his.

Robert Nuzum, 26, called police Sunday just after midnight from a pay phone at the Maverik gas station to report his wife was growing marijuana plants inside their home in the 300 block of East Pima Lane, according to the Payson Police Department.

Officer Joshua Slaughter met Nuzum at the pay phone and determined he was intoxicated. Nuzum told officers he got into an argument with his wife, and that is why he had called police. After further questioning, Nuzum admitted the plants at his home were his, and allowed officers to search the home.

Officers took Nuzum to the home and spoke with Tonya Nuzum, 36, about the argument and the plants.

Officers found seven marijuana plants and charged Nuzum with cultivation of marijuana, domestic violence and criminal damage.

Police Chief Don Engler said additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of the investigation.

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