If you’re growing pot, best not to have a burglar alarm that calls out the police

A New Jersey dentist has been arrested by police after they discovered he had over 40 marijuana plants at his home. Nothing particularly interesting there, until you note that police made the discovery because the mans burglar alarm had gone off. The bonus points go to the alarm system that was set up to alert police directly if anyone was breaking in to the house.

Police seized more than 40 marijuana plants, two pounds of cultivated marijuana, $10,000 in cash, handguns and rifles when they responded to the burglar alarm

Dr. Raymond Pacholec, 61, was charged with possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute and operating a marijuana growing facility, police said. Pacholec was released after posting $50,000 bail.

According to local reports, police did not find a burglar, they did, however, notice a strong odor of raw marijuana, leading to the discovery and arrest.