Police encounter man with shotgun in Greenfield marijuana arrest
Pittsburgh police who responded to a call Monday about a burglary were instead met at the door by a shotgun-wielding Greenfield resident who officers say was intent on protecting a marijuana-growing operation in the basement of his home on Graphic Street.
Joshua Clary and his girlfriend, Elizabeth Benson, both 34, were charged with a variety of crimes after police recovered possibly 10 pounds of marijuana worth between $8,000 and $11,000, city police Officer Frank Rosato said. Benson's 5-year-old son was turned over to the Allegheny County Office of Children, Youth and Families.
When officers arrived at the home shortly before 5 p.m., Clary pointed a shotgun at them but put it down upon command and admitted that he had been smoking marijuana all day, Rosato said. It is unknown who called police and what prompted the call.
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