New Bedford Man Arrested for Growing Pot Next to School

A New Bedford man was arrested Friday on charges that he was growing pot in his backyard – which just happens to adjacent to a middle school.

Robert Devaney already has nine convictions for drug dealing, and was arrested when police detectives raided the house he shares with his 94 year-old aunt.  Police found 11 marijuana plants and some $3000 in cash.

It turns out that in early 2007, a fire at the same house displaced Devaney's aunt – who was brought cards and presents by the elementary school students to cheer her up.

ABC6 Reporter Erin Logan has the details from New Bedford.