Although most people use humidifiers like I do – to ease their breathing by alleviating common conditions like dry throats and stuffy noses – others don't. While browsing some internet news this morning, I came across one of those other uses. Apparently, one couple and their roommate in Boyton Beach, Florida, had a very different use for their humidifier.
According to the April 3 article in the Orlando Sun Sentinel, Police discovered and seized 13 marijuana plants from the home of Andre and Ronelle Adamo, both 53, and their roommate Sahak Boghossian, 29.
After a tip, police officers knocked on the couple's door on the evening of March 31. The Adamos let law enforcement officials inside and quickly saw marijuana plants on the ground and soil used to pot the plants that was scattered around the rug, the newspaper said.
Officials also noticed bright lights shining on the plants along with humidifiers, watering equipment and even electric fans. The couple said they were not aware the drug was growing in their home. In fact, the Sentinel says they told police that Sahak Boghossian – their roommate – was running the operation.
Although the Sunshine State may be known for its beautiful beaches and year-round tropical climate, it may become known for something else: a budding homegrown marijuana industry.
Florida law enforcement raided almost 820 houses where the drug was being grown in 2010. That is more than any other state. Just last month federal officials took three men living in Broward County into custody who were accused of growing more than 1,200 marijuana plants. The drugs were stuffed into garbage bags and weighed 34 pounds!
One of the main reasons marijuana is grown in homes is because the majority of the equipment, such as humidifiers and electric fans can be bought in everyday hardware stores. But, for those of us who want to use these pieces of equipment legally, they can be incredibly helpful for adding moisture to the air and cooling us down during those hot summer months!