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Marijuana plants fill the inside a portable toilet. That must smell ... potent.
Ken Lewis / Associated Press
Marijuana plants fill the inside a portable toilet. That must smell … potent.

Cemetery owners sue to keep relatives from visiting graves

READING, Pa. — The owners of a Pennsylvania cemetery are trying to prevent the relatives of those buried there from visiting the graves.

The Reading Eagle reports that a company owned by Paul and Jean Dovin filed a lawsuit in county court Monday that says the advertisement for the property failed to inform them the cemetery was active and people were still being buried there.

Relatives say the owners have threatened to call police if they visit loved ones and have warned them that flowers and flags placed on the graves will be removed.

The couple bought the property, known locally as Rock Cemetery, in 2010. The cemetery is about 40 miles west of Philadelphia and the site of an 18th-century stone church.

Oregon man finds new meaning for port-o-pot

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Police in the southern Oregon community of Rogue River say a man walking through a park discovered a portable toilet filled with marijuana plants.

The agency posted a photo on social media Wednesday, saying it’s the largest seizure of pot the department has ever made.

Marijuana grows are common in southern Oregon, which has some of the nation’s best conditions for outdoor cultivation.

Chief Ken Lewis said Thursday that police still don’t know how the pot got there. He says it could be anything from a pick-up point to a disgruntled citizen making a statement about all the marijuana grows.

Lewis said a public works employee checked the toilet three hours before the discovery was made and it was empty. People playing tennis on a nearby court saw nothing suspicious.

Associated Press