Metro

JOHNSTON, R.I.

R.I. firefighter charged with operating pot farm

JOHNSTON, R.I.

Firefighter accused of growing marijuana

Advertisement

A firefighter on disability leave is facing charges that he operated a large marijuana growing operation in Rhode Island. WPRI-TV reported Tuesday that 49-year-old David Lashus was arrested after authorities in California intercepted a package containing 8 pounds of marijuana addressed to his home in Johnston. Police said they found 100 pot plants, 15 pounds of packaged marijuana, an ounce of hallucinogenic mushrooms, two semiautomatic rifles, a shotgun, three handguns, and nearly $8,000 in cash. Lashus is on leave from the Johnston Fire Department because of disability. His attorney said Lashus has a debilitating back condition, high blood pressure, and diabetes. (AP)

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com