plants50-year-old Daniel Rickett from upstate New York accidently took his own life on Saturday after drunkenly driving his four-wheeled all-terrain vehicle into a piano wire trap he had placed around an illegal grow-op of four large plants which was obviously intended for trespassers or would be thieves.

Hikers discovered Daniel’s body and reported their horrific findings to local authorities which claim to have found the illegal garden also surrounded by barbed wire and a leg trap that is generally used to snare coyote.

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Ricketts, who was nearly decapitated by the piano wire, was pronounced dead at the scene by Albany County Coroner Paul Marra. The sheriff of Albany County, Craig Apple, declared the rural hills in his county are often used to setup illegal marijuana grow-ops.

“They go up there and they’ll grow marijuana on a lot of the state lands. Fortunately hikers, people out and about, neighbors will call us and they’ll tell us,” Sheriff Apple explained.

The Albany County Sheriff’s department is continuing their investigation after having removed the dangerous security devices and the plants from the property.

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As an infant, Erik was accidently abandoned by his parents at Hempfest after they overindulged on the local offerings. Unfortunately for him, a band of stoner Gypsies informally adopted him and raised him as one of their own until he one day realized his clothes were abnormally different than everyone around him, which was weird considering he came to this conclusion while attending another Hempfest in hopes of finding his birth parents. After the shocking realization that he was indeed not a professional hobo with weird, gastly, outlandish clothing, he fled his Gypsy family and took refuge in the hills of the Emerald Triangle. It was in those very hills where Erik discovered his true purpose in life, cultivating marijuana! He spent years living in the hills of the Triangle mastering the craft of popping great crops of delicious sticky icky before deciding to come down from the mountain and rejoin civilization. Once Erik reacclimated himself to society, he acquired a laptop, setup his home garden, purchased a bong and began blogging marijuana-related news stories in hopes of spreading the truth about the plant and its medicinal properties. Erik is so pro-marijuana that if cut, he bleeds weed. Wanna hit? Then load up that bong and toke along!

One Response

  1. MeeMan

    May be an ironic way to die but still counts as yet one more added to the needless death rate caused by the unlawful criminalisation of growing a harmless plant.
    Prohibition kills; where as the plant doesn’t.

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