Marijuana Plants Found Outside The Courthouse

Sheriffs officers had marijuana growing right under their noses — or at least right outside their headquarters — before discovering and removing the illegal weed.

A Green Bay television station, WLUK-TV, reported Tuesday night that it received a tip and alerted the Brown County Sheriff’s Department about the greenery in a planter on the south side of the courthouse.

Chief Deputy John Gossage wasn’t sure of the plants’ identity, but a drug officer confirmed the presence of marijuana.

“Obviously, as a prank, somebody planted this or dropped some seeds into the plants,” Gossage said.

The drug officer pulled the six small plants, which were to be destroyed.

“It’s a good thing it was brought to our attention because someone may have realized what it was and could’ve taken it and used it,” Gossage said.