Updated:GROVE CITY, Pa. —
A man accused of growing marijuana in Grove City has been arrested and charged with growing marijuana on a church's property.
State police arrested Jason Como, 28, on Saturday after the Beloved Disciples Church reported that two suspected marijuana plants were growing on their property in Grove City.
Authorities found a small path that led from the plants to the back yard of a nearby home just off of Route 208. They contacted Como and said he confessed to growing the plants.
“I put it right out here because this is my land,” Como told Channel 11’s Amy Marcinkiewicz on Tuesday. “I had some seeds and I threw them out in the back yard. I didn’t know they were going to grow so big.”
Como also admitted that he smokes marijuana.
“Yeah, I smoke pot, but I’m not a pothead,” Como said. “I know it’s illegal, but I wasn’t selling it.”
According to Como, he is a born-again Christian who was newly baptized in January. He said he wants people to know he didn’t mean for the plans to touch church property.
“It wasn’t anything against the church,” Como said.
Como was charged with manufacturing and cultivating a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.