Man Ticketed After Marijuana Water System Floods

Water Overflowed Onto Concrete Floors, Seeped Through Cracks

A Boulder man has been cited after the watering system he set up in his condo for his medical marijuana plants flooded his neighbor's downstairs apartment.

Boulder police said 28-year-old Michael Leago was cited Friday with "prohibited acts of marijuana."

Police said they found a growing operation in the master bedroom, with three marijuana plants over 6 feet tall.

The plants were on a large rubber mat covering most of the floor. The water feeding into a 55-gallon bucket had been left on, causing water to overflow onto the concrete floor, which was covered with large cracks, according to the report. Officers found 3 to 4 inches of water on the floor.

The fire department determined that water had been seeping through the cracks and down the walls "for quite some time," according to the police report.

Six smaller plants also were found in a bathroom, with water lines and electrical lines "running everywhere," according to the police report, first obtained by the Boulder Daily Camera. The skylight in the bathroom had been replaced with a charcoal filter.

According to the Boulder Daily Camera, no building permit had been issued for the condo. A city building inspector condemned the electrical system and declared both units uninhabitable because of structural concerns.

Leago had been renting the condo.

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