updated 12/9/2010 8:12:50 PM ET 2010-12-10T01:12:50

German police say an "old hippie" is facing possible prosecution for his version of the, ahem, highest Christmas tree — a festively decorated two-meter-tall marijuana plant.

    1. Groundhog's forecast comes in bitter winter
    2. FAA investigates mystery object that hit house
    3. Ohio man's wish fulfilled as he is buried on motorcycle
    4. Passersby Free Woman Locked in Car Trunk
    5. On Facebook, headlines we can't run here, and more

Koblenz police spokesman Ralf Schomisch says officers raided the apartment of the 58-year-old man following a tip Monday and uncovered a cache of 5.3 ounces (150 grams) of marijuana.

Story: See?! Santa DID get my letter!

Then in the living room they discovered the "tree" — a pot plant adorned with Christmas lights. The suspect, whose name was not released, said he had planned to decorate it further and putting presents under it at Christmas.

But it was not to be. Schomisch said Thursday that authorities "had to destroy this pre-Christmas dream" and seize the plant as evidence.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Discuss:

Discussion comments

,

Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments