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Friday, September 17, 2010

Man caught tending pot plants

KEENE (AP) – Police say a Keene elementary school teacher has been charged with manufacturing drugs after he was caught on a hidden surveillance camera tending marijuana plants in the woods.

Fifty-year-old Darrel Beymer of Harrisville was arrested Sept. 10 and is to be arraigned next month. A police affidavit says a Harrisville public works employee alerted them that a man parked his car near the town gravel pits and walked into the woods. Police found two marijuana plants and partially hidden tools there.

Police set up the camera, which showed a man identified as Beymer last month. Police say they found other marijuana-growing equipment in a search of his home.

Beymer teaches third grade at Symonds Elementary School.