Lake Worth man arrested for growing marijuana at his home, tells police he did so to avoid foreclosure

LAKE WORTH — A Lake Worth man was arrested late Wednesday on charges of marijuana production, possession and trafficking after police found more than 300 plants in his South Palmway home.

Greg Baskin, 56, told Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies that he was growing the marijuana to avoid foreclosure on the home. As of late Thursday, Baskin was still being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail.

The sheriff’s office searched the home around 10 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a complaint Dec. 12 from a person who suggested Baskin had been growing marijuana at the home in South Palmway’s 1600 block for the last 14 years. The complaint said the garage housed 20 6-foot plants.

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