An Easton man was charged with felony possession with intent to deliver marijuana after city police found two contraband plants growing in his back yard next to the tomatoes.
Police were sent to the home of Thomas Scott Alexander, 47, of 1437 Lehigh St. Monday afternoon after someone reported that he was growing marijuana, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
When Easton Patrolman Corey Lollis knocked on Alexander’s door, he told the officer that he was growing tomatoes. Then Alexander gave Lollis permission to look at the tomatoes in the back yard and the officer spotted two of the illegal plants.
Court papers say that police also found a silver smoking bowl and a small amount of marijuana for Alexander’s personal use inside the house.
In addition to felony possession, Alexander was also charged with misdemeanor possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was arraigned before on duty District Judge Nancy Matos Gonzalez of Bethlehem and released on $100,000 unsecured bail.