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Italian chef busted for drugs says he was researching new flavors

He was just trying to weed out bad flavors.

A well-known Sicilian chef was found with the wrong type of pot alongside his pans — but insisted he was just “researching new flavors” for his contemporary cuisine, according to reports.

Carmelo Chiaramonte was busted with a pair of 6-foot marijuana plants and just over a pound of Indian hemp plant heads during a raid on his home near Catania in eastern Sicily, according to AFP, citing local media.

Officers also found cannabis-infused wine, coffee, olives — and even tuna, according to the reports.

He was arrested on suspicion of drug dealing and released pending trial, the BBC reported, citing local media

The 50-year-old chef denied dealing drugs — telling police he turned to the Devils Lettuce for fresh ideas, because he is a pioneering “agro-food consultant for third-millennium cuisine,” Read More – Source

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