PTC police credit man for big pot arrest — his own

Photo courtesy of Peachtree City Police Department.

‘Check out my YouTube Page’ – cops did, found online pics of 33 marijuana plants in man's house

A Peachtree City man was arrested on felony marijuana charges June 13 after he invited an officer to “check out his YouTube channel” which showed a marijuana-growing operation at his residence that contained 33 marijuana plants.

Zachary A. Peak, 29, of Paddock Trail in Glenloch Village, was charged with manufacturing, distribution and possession of marijuana, possession of drug-related objects and indecent exposure, according to police and jail records.

Police spokesman Mark Brown said officers on June 13 responded to the area of the Glenloch Recreation Center for an indecent exposure call.

During the course of the conversation with the investigating officer, Peak invited the officer to “check out his YouTube channel,” Brown said.

“The officer accepted the invitation and viewed the subject’s YouTube channel which was open to the public,” said Brown. “The officer viewed an obvious marijuana-growing operation on the YouTube channel and clearly identified the residence, the suspect and his mother. The investigating officer presented this information to a magistrate judge and a search warrant was secured.”

Brown said a search of the home revealed 33 marijuana plants which were seized along with equipment used in the cultivation of marijuana.

Brown said the indecent exposure charge came after Peak took off his clothes at the pool, adding that no children were present and he was clothed when officers arrived.

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When the city is done using

When the city is done using the plants as evidence, I wonder if they can ship it to Colorado, sell it at auction, and use the proceeds for municipal services?

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LOL Gort

I was wondering whose responsibility it is to water the plants?

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H&F, Zachary is just sitting

H&F, Zachary is just sitting around in the jailhouse waiting to make bail. If he agrees to put his pants back on maybe the sheriff will let water the plants on a work release program! Ha!

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How about

shipping the whole family to Colorado?

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watch the videos

If you watch the videos you will see someone who is obviously troubled. You may also once again see a parent that has no way of getting the help their child needs. Sounding familiar...Newtown, UCSB...? Maybe lucky he was growing pot & not excercising his 2nd Amend. Right to "bare" arms as part of a militia or the search warrant or the pool could have ended differently.

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those videos...

I've known this guy for years, though I haven't spent any time with him in quite a while. He's a super nice person. Unfortunately, he's battled mental health issues for as long as I've known him, and the videos make glaringly obvious the fact that he is indeed in poor mental health. I'm not trying to make excuses for criminal behavior, and I can certainly appreciate the ridiculousness of this story out of context, but this situation just saddens me greatly. Hopefully he will get the treatment that he obviously needs.

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Even without seeing the video

It is obvious he has issues. Almost begging for attention.

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Who is the victim here?

I'll hang up and listen...

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How about

The men and women lifeguards who were forced to watch him bathe in our pool.
Or
The potential kids he was selling to.

I don't care if people toke in the privacy of their home, but dealing is another issue.

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The pool thing is just nuts

Pun intended. And the dealing thing is your mind wanting it to be true....who knows, but I will say that kids can buy POT easier than akcohol because it us illegal. Think about it. Yes, I am for legalization. It just makes sense to me.

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I think Bladderq is right. The guy aint all there. Check out the videos.

I don't partake, but have friends who do. I don't care either way about pot.

But think about it. 33 plants is a little more than one needs for personal consumption.

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We agree mainly

1 no doubt

2 same here, but I think legalization makes sense.

3. Probably so

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Spy

Usted?

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That is a new one

Usted?

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Sorry

An attempt at humor. It's Spanish for you.

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All is good..

It doesn't affect me personally in the least...

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New Darwin Award winner

forget the train track guy. This guy is a clear winner.

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MLC - Do you mean

Do you mean on a local level? Nationally, I think we could thing of someone more deserving, don't you?

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PTC O

I should have been more specific. Yes, you are so right. I do get a kick out of having so many in the immediate area, though. I realize we are all just human and make our mistakes and regret them. There is just something that tickles the old funny bone when it happens nearby. Two pretty good chuckles in one week in PTC is quite an accomplishment, if I do say so.

Sure breaks up the monotony of hearing from the national Darwins we have to hear about every day.

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MLC

Yes indeed, LOL and the week is not even over yet!

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Pray tell..

save at least one for next week!!:)

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Hey Moe

Parents need to be charged too. How could they not know what he was up to in the attic? If not that, then for procreation.

PS. They need to throw a couple more chlorine tablets into the pool to clean it after he took a naked bath.

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He told his

hippy dippy freaky old man and old lady they were organic herbs he was selling at the farmers market on Saturdays. Like all hippy dippy 60's parents who think their 30 year old sons should live at home with them, they believed him. Never told a lie in his life, at least one they didn't tell him to say, they told the uniforms who came a knockin'.