Boston police arrested two people in Dorchester on Thursday night for allegedly growing a five-foot marijuana plant in their back yard.
Police said in a statement that officers responded to 37 Ellington St. shortly before 10 p.m. for a drug call and were told that the plant belonged to residents on the first floor of the building.
First-floor resident Joanna Read, 26, allegedly told officers that "she does smoke weed" and later said that the plant was hers, according to the statement.
Another resident, Nadir Khan, 26, later told officers that the plant belonged to him, police said. Khan and Read were both charged with cultivation of a Class D substance.
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