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Haredi couple busted for pot cache

Wife, who opposes husband’s drug habit, brought home a pet to eat his 210 marijuana plants

Police on Wednesday arrested a couple, residents of the ultra-Orthodox city of Elad in central Israel, after a search of their house revealed 210 marijuana plants and 400 grams of packaged weed.

Some of the plants were found in the rooms of the couple’s children, Ynet News reported.

The man, 37, claimed to be a Torah luminary and explained that he smoked the marijuana for pain relief.

The wife told police that she was opposed to her husband’s drug habit and had brought home a hyrax to eat the plants.

The couple was remanded at the Petah Tikva Magistrates Court. Their children are staying with relatives.

A rock hyrax (photo credit: Doron Horowitz/Flash90)
A rock hyrax (photo credit: Doron Horowitz/Flash90)
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