ELLICOTT CITY, Md. – A Baltimore area man has more than just insurance claims to worry about after a car crashed into his home.
Police in Ellicott City say the crash revealed that 44-year-old Richard Marriott had an indoor marijuana farm.
Marriott and another person were uninjured when a BMW driven by 20-year-old Bryan Bolster hit the house and burst into flames on Dec. 10. Bolster died.
Howard County police say fire investigators found the drugs. Police got a search warrant and found nearly 20 large marijuana plants. Marriott was arrested and was being held Wednesday on $15,000 bond.
Marriott's lawyer, Leonard Shapiro, tells The Baltimore Sun that the marijuana was for personal use, not distribution. He says his client is cooperating with authorities.