Drug Farmer Dies After Almost Being Decapitated By His Own Trap
An upstate New York Mary Jane grower accidentally killed himself with the booby trap he’d set up to protect his plants, police said.
Daniel Ricketts was almost decapitated Saturday after he drunkenly drove his quad bike into barely visible thin piano wire strung up around his plantation in Berne, Albany County.
The 50-year-old was thrown from his Honda Foreman, his head almost entirely severed from his body.
Hikers spotted his lifeless corpse and called cops. Police also found barbed wire and a leg trap used to catch coyotes surrounding the four large plants.
Ricketts was pronounced dead at the scene by Albany County Coroner Paul Marra.
Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said the rural hills in the county are often used to secretly grow drugs.
“They go up there and they’ll grow Mary Jane on a lot of the state lands. Fortunately hikers, people out and about, neighbors will call us and they’ll tell us,” he told CBS 6.
Officers removed the plants from the property and are now continuing their investigation into the tragedy.
Might be in the best interest of your health to remember where you set your traps. Just a thought…
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