Aurora man caught keeping pot plants toasty: cops
By Jenette Sturges email@example.com October 10, 2012 6:48PM
Daniel Selmon, 23, of Aurora, was charged with felony unlawful possession of cannabis and misdemeanor illegal production of cannabis. | Aurora Police Department photo
Updated: November 12, 2012 11:59AM
A suburban man’s plan to keep his marijuana plants warm went up in smoke, authorities say.
About 2:45 a.m. Saturday, an Aurora Police officer spotted two big bonfires burning in the backyard of a West Side home and went to investigate.
He found three large marijuana plants growing in a corner of the backyard. Police later learned that a resident had set the bonfires ito keep the marijuana plants warm in the cold weather.
Daniel Selmon, 23, of the 800 block of Robert Street, was charged with felony unlawful possession of cannabis and misdemeanor illegal production of cannabis.
Officers confiscated the plants, which weighed about 6 œ pounds. The street value of the marijuana was not known.
The Fox Valley has experienced a chilly end to the growing season this year, with frosts arriving several weeks before Kane County’s average first frost date, Oct. 10, according to data from the National Weather Service.