Deputies: Man goes to deputies to report stolen pot

Putnam County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Boyd Gene Wiley

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – A man came in to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office late Monday to complain that detectives had stolen his patch of marijuana plants, deputies said.

Boyd Gene Wiley, 47, was promptly arrested on a charge of producing marijuana, which is a felony.

Deputies said last Friday, a Putnam County Codes Enforcement Officer conducted a code compliance inspection at property on Lake Susan Road in the west end of Putnam County.

The officer spotted marijuana plants growing on the property and notified the Sheriff's Office, which sent drug and vice unit detectives to investigate. The detectives spent several hours eradicating 91 marijuana plants.

After the plants were removed, detectives began working to learn who owned the property, but that investigation was cut short Monday when Wiley came to the Sheriff's Office, deputies said.

Wiley complained that the detectives had removed the marijuana without his permission, and that he was growing "medical marijuana."

Wiley was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Putnam County Jail. He was released after posting $1,004 bond.