Sons need fathers because...otherwise, how would sons enter the family marijuana business? That seems to be the case with father GLENN E. YOUNKER. Got to hand it to dad--trying to tell the cops you had "no clue" what kind of plants the 5-foot marijuana plants were? Slick move. Might have worked better if Junior hadn't had oxycodone in his bedroom.
Father, son arrested after cops see pot plants through window
By DOUGLAS WALKER • email@example.com • August 12, 2009
WINCHESTER -- Here's a tip for would-be marijuana cultivators.
Don't display your plants in the open windows of houses visible from heavily traveled streets.
Winchester residents Glenn E. Younker, 51, and his son, Jeremiah J. Younker, 26, were arrested Saturday after city police saw marijuana plants, some of them as high as five feet tall, "in plain view" through a second-story window of their apartment in the 500 block of North Main Street.
Police officers were in the Younkers' neighborhood Saturday morning to alert area residents that they would have to move their vehicles off Main Street for an upcoming paving project.
One of two officers at the scene reported he and his partner "could not believe what we were seeing" when they observed the marijuana plants through the open window.
Questioned by police, Jeremiah Younker said he was caring for the plants at the request of his brother, a Greenville, Ohio, resident. He maintained he had "no clue" what kind of plants they were.
Glenn Younker, meanwhile, said he knew nothing about the contents of his apartment's second floor, saying he "only goes up there for the bathroom."
Both Younkers were arrested on preliminary charges of dealing in marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance. They were being held in the Randolph County jail on Tuesday under $5,000 bonds.
Jeremiah Younker was also preliminary charged with possession of a controlled substance, stemming from the alleged discovery of six oxycodone pills in his bedroom.