Radley has the update:
Ryan Frederick was arraigned today. He was charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and . . . simple possession of marijuana.
That‰s right. Though police still haven‰t told us how much marijuana they found, it wasn‰t enough to charge Frederick with anything more than a misdemeanor. For a misdemeanor, they broke down his door, a cop is dead, and a 28-year-old guy‰s life is ruined. Looks like the informant mistook Frederick‰s gardening hobby for an elaborate marijuana growing operation, and those Japanese maple trees for marijuana plants.