This guy has Rhodes Scholar written all over him
CARLISLE, Pa. — Police didn't need to bug Randy Smeltz's home to find about his alleged marijuana growing operation — he apparently did it for them.
Police say the 40-year-old Pennsylvania man called police regarding a stolen radio. When an officer called him back last Tuesday, someone answered the phone without saying anything, and put down the receiver.
The officer then listened in as Smeltz discussed smoking marijuana and crack cocaine in his trailer in the Country Manor Mobile Home Park, police said.
"The officer continued to listen to the conversation while taking notes," Officer William Nieves wrote in his report.
Smeltz then picked up the phone — without first hanging up — and dialed a number.
"A conversation ensued," Nieves wrote, between the officer and Smeltz.
According to the police report, Smeltz told the officer "listen to this," as he inhaled deeply and remarked that it was good marijuana.
Their chat continued, and Smeltz gave the officer his address. When police arrived, they found Smeltz and a female friend, as well as marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Authorities also found Smeltz was growing marijuana in the flowerbed of his mother's nearby home.
He was arrested for growing and manufacturing marijuana and possession of the drug, police said.