ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (CBS/AP) Police in Maryland say that when a car crashed into a man's home in Ellicott City, west of Baltimore, it revealed a 44-year-old man's indoor marijuana farm.
Richard K. Marriott and another person were uninjured when a BMW driven by 20-year-old Bryan Bolster crashed into Marriott's house and burst into flames on Dec. 10. Bolster died in the crash.
Howard County police say fire investigators were inspecting Marriott's home for structural damage when they found the drugs. Police got a search warrant and found what they describe as an extensive growing operation.
Police say they found 19 large plants and a lighting system, reports The Baltimore Sun.
Marriott was arrested Wednesday and is being held on $15,000 bond.
According to The Baltimore Sun, Marriott's lawyer says the plants were for personal use, not distribution.
Court records show he also faces trial next month on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.