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Pasadena pool dispute leads to marijuana discovery

An argument over an unpaid pool maintenance bill led to the arrest of a Pasadena woman on drug charges Tuesday.

Joan Della Lott, 52, was arrested at her Luke Drive home for cultivating marijuana, not for arguing about an unpaid bill.

The pool man called police to the home about noon. While mediating the dispute, officers spotted marijuana plants growing in wooden planters on the property, which is near Mountain Road. Police said they seized four plants, nearly 20 feet in length, with an estimated street value of $3,300.

Officers also searched the residence and located about 57 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Lott is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of marijuana.

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