SOLON -- It wasn't what the Lakewood man wasn't saying but how he was acting, police said.
When they stopped a Lakewood man in a Chevy Suburban for not driving within the marked lanes June 24, they said they smelled a strong odor of marijuana when they approached his SUV.
They asked if he had any marijuana and he handed over two bags that had less than an ounce combined.
But what caught their eye was that he was clutching a Home Depot receipt the whole time.
When they finally asked to see the receipt, they read that it was for about $120 worth of light bulbs, power outlets, breakers and electrical cords.
That's when they asked if was "running a 'grow farm' for marijuana."
At first he said "no" but then officers found another reciept for $1,000 from Walmart for hoses, thermometers, tape and waste bags, an $800 Hydroponics LLC receipt, and -- the final straw -- a High Times magazine with the cover story "Best Grow Rooms of 2011."
The man was also found to be carrying about $2,100 in cash.
He then admitted that he had just rented a house in Bainbridge Township where he had planned to set up a marijuana "grow room."
He was charged with a fourth-degree misdemeanor for the marijuana and for failure to drive within marked lanes. He was not charged for what he admitted to about the rented house or his intentions.