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US (CA): Rare stolen plants returned to nurseries

A Carpinteria man has been connected to the theft of more than $3,000 worth of stolen exotic plants, according to Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Rural Crimes Unit detectives contacted Cassidy Murphy King this week regarding the investigation of stolen plants, according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Kelly Hoover.

Detectives searching King's home found some of the plants the 28-year-old allegedly took last year from Seaside Gardens in Carpinteria and Ganna Walska's Lotusland in Montecito, Hoover said.

The plants were returned to the two nurseries, Hoover said.

“King was cooperative with the recovery of the plants at his residence,” Hoover said.

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Publication date: 2/17/2017

 


 

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