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Deputies find pot plants while helping man locked out of North Fort Myers house

Posted at 2:45 PM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 14:45:26-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A North Fort Myers man is in jail after deputies found marijuana plants in his backyard while he was locked out of his home.

59-year-old Frederick Schrickel is facing a charge of Marijuana Producing.

According to a Lee County Sheriff's Office report, on August 9th around 10pm, deputies responded to a home on Java Plum Avenue in North Fort Myers after reports of a disturbance.

Deputies arrived to find Schrickel complaining that his roommate had locked him out of his house and would not let him in, and asked for help getting inside to go to sleep.

As deputies checked the home's doors, one deputy recognized three pots containing five marijuana plants.

Schrickel's roommate eventually came to the door and confirmed that the plants belonged to Schrickel.

He was taken into custody and booked into the Lee County Jail.