Prayers answered with pot

Often people pray to make a request or seek guidance. Confusing times then for a Kentucky congregation, who returned to their cars after a prayer service to find bags or marijuana on their car windscreens.

Although divine intervention has been ruled out by police, a man arrested for planting the pot insists God told him to do it.

Ronnie Turner, 44, has been charged with 47 counts of trafficking in marijuana outside the Elkton Baptist Church in Todd County.

The pot bags came complete with a puzzling, handwritten note conveying the message ‘Peace poles Native American right.’

Each bag contained about a quarter of an ounce of marijuana worth about $20 – enough make seven to 10 joints, according to a local police chief.

While 47 bags were returned, it is still not known if that’s the same number as Ronnie Turner distributed to the good people of Todd County.

Police are also none the wiser as to the meaning of the message on the note.

Skip Ray, one of Turner’s neighbours, said he had been talking about God and marijuana a lot recently.

‘He said God told him to put out marijuana’ said Mr Ray.

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