Mother Says She Grew Marijuana With Son Because It’s Cheaper Than Drinking

A mother and son accused of growing marijuana say they did so because it is cheaper than drinking, according to Florida police.

An arrest report says Amelia Smith, 63, and her son Dominic Bonnano, 39, cultivated nine marijuana plants in their backyards, according to WPTV.

Amelia Smith and Dominic Bonnano were charged for cultivating marijuana. Smith allegedly told police they did so because it was cheaper than drinking. (Image source: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)

Authorities saw the plants during an unrelated foot chase and returned to the home later to have Smith admit she grows the plants.

“They are mine,” she told police, according to the arrest record. “I grow marijuana.”

Smith then allegedly added that she cultivates the plants because drinking is more expensive than smoking the illegal drug.


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