LEE COUNTY, FL - Former Lee County deputy Piotr Urbanski arrested for not only possessing marijuana but growing it with his girlfriend Shannon Clancy on their lanai.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office found dried marijuana in the kitchen, two pipes for smoking, and 23 live plants on the lanai. Seven additional plants were found in a small trash can on the porch.
Sheriff Mike Scott tells us the couple claims they had a reason for growing it: "His story was that he doesn't use it and she does for medicinal purposes and whatever. It doesn't matter. It's illegal it's a crime," said Scott.
Urbanski was only with the Lee County Sheriff's Office for about a year and now he's out -- Sheriff Scott wants to reassure the community when people commit crimes, they go to jail.
When he applied to LCSO, Urbanski admitted he used Marijuana three times in 2007 for experimentation.
Sheriff Scott says his office does very thorough background checks, but in the future those might include going to the applicant's home and checking that out as well...
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