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Police: YouTube Video Of Marijuana ‘Garden’ Leads To Connecticut Man’s Arrest

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William Bradley (credit: Clinton Police)

William Bradley (credit: Clinton Police)

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CLINTON, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A Connecticut man was arrested after police said he posted a YouTube video of himself giving a tour of his marijuana “garden.”

Police in the shoreline town of Clinton arrested 46-year-old William Bradley on Monday following an investigation that was launched after an officer saw the video, which was posted on Oct. 12, 2013.

In the video, Bradley welcomes people to his “beautiful” garden and said he’s growing marijuana because he has terminal cancer.

He also asks for donations because he wants to give away pot to people who need it for medical reasons instead of selling it.

“God has gifted me with an abundance and it’s more than I need, so I want to take the extra and give it to people that need the help,” Bradley said. “Let’s get it to the right person, let’s get it to that person that doesn’t need to suffer anymore, that can truly benefit from the beauty of these flowers. This medicine is wonderful, it works well for me.”

Police said they seized more than two pounds of marijuana and other drugs Monday from a storage unit used by Bradley.

Bradley was charged with drug crimes and detained on $5,000 bail.

He’s to be arraigned in state court Tuesday.

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