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Burning marijuana plants draws attention to Indian River County home

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 12:56:37-04

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Indian River County sheriff's deputies went to David Fredrick Ellis home in Fellsmere. The 64-year-old man drew attention to himself when he allegedly was "open burning" a pile of pot leaves.

According to our Treasure Coast news-partner TCPalm, "Ellis said it was “just some leaves,” but a deputy smelled a strong burned marijuana odor. The deputy also saw the remains of small pot plants and leaves."

This story is developing.