Mobile Police say this is one of the largest marijuana busts they've seen in recent history.
"Mr. Greer actually had 15 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, packaged for trafficking purposes," says Ashley Rains with Mobile Police. "This is a street value of over $100,000 worth of marijuana."
William Greer was arrested in this Delwood Drive neighborhood and charged with trafficking marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The bust was part of an ongoing investigation.
Right after this story went public, we saw an outpouring of support for Greer, people saying they didn't know why police were targeting him, and people saying he wasn't hurting anyone. And police say that even though there is a large pro-marijuana presence here in Mobile, police still have to enforce the law.
"I mean, it is an illegal substance, so I believe the police are in the right on this one obviously," says Cam Geary.
Brad Huddleston agrees…
"The man broke the law, that's clear cut," says Huddleston.
Even though he's for legalizing it.
"I'm all for it, it's not a harmful drug, it's not as harmful as many things right now."
And that was the sentiment echoed on Facebook. Many saying Marijuana should be legalized for that reason. We asked folks on the street and the opinion is rather split.
"You know, if someone has cancer, I can see it, but for anyone to be able to just go in and purchase it, no."
"I don't think it should be, I'm against it."
We met Rich Budzik who is visiting from Washington State, who has legalized marijuana.
"The Federal Government doesn't support it yet so, the states aren't really sure how to control that yet so that being said it's going to be interesting how that pans out," says Budzik.
A court date for Greer is set for March 18th.
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