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Police Land Connecticut Man William Bradley Who Posted Video of Pot Farm With Address

| by Allison Geller

A Clinton, Conn. man was busted by police with a stash of drugs, money, and paraphernalia after he posted a video of his pot garden with his name and address, asking viewers for monetary support.

"Welcome to my beautiful garden," he says, pulling down his “flowers” for the viewer to see. "I want everyone to see how beautiful they are. This one's so nice."

William Bradley, 46, explains in his seven-minute “Hope Garden” YouTube video that he is suffering from terminal cancer and wants to share the wealth of his pot farm for others like him who don’t have access to medicinal marijuana.

"I'm growing this medicine for myself because, like I said, I do have terminal cancer," he says. "It's something that I've been dealing with for several years now, and it's always a struggle. This medicine really helps.”

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“As you can see, God has gifted me with an abundance and it's more than I need so I want to take the extra and give it to people that need help."

Bradley gives viewers his P.O. box, asking them for donations so he can afford to give some of his buds away.

Police followed the scent and seized more than two pounds of marijuana, 20 grams of hashish, two bags of cocaine, four Oxycodone pills, $1,017 in cash and drug paraphernalia, according to the Hartford Courant. Bradley was held on $5,000 bail on charges of possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of hashish with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a drug factory.

"I want legalization for people with terminal illnesses," he told the New York Daily News. "It's a sin. It's only an herbal remedy; it's not a narcotic."

Bradley has a history of drug charges, having before been convicted with selling marijuana and operating a drug factory. Bradley received a five-year suspended prison sentence and probation after police found pounds of marijuana, hashish, mushrooms, cash, and pot-laced baked goods in his home in 2008.

Though Bradley admits, “I don’t even think I'm thinking correctly" in the video, claiming he suffered a head injury from a motorcycle accident the week before, he maintains he’s in the right.

"I'm a marcher," Bradley told the Daily News Tuesday. "I will not stop fighting, because I know in my heart of hearts I'm right."

Sources: Hartford Courant, New York Daily News