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October 14, 2013

Officer Matt Schall and Officer Norm LaBonte hold suspected Hash oil and other items seized in the early morning hours of 10-12-13

Officer Matt Schall and Officer Norm LaBonte hold suspected Hash oil and other items seized in the early morning hours of 10-12-13

Officers with the Gerrish Township Police Department are continuing to investigate a marijuana grow operation after investigating a dog at large complaint.

During officer’s patrol on Saturday October 12th, 2013 around 0130 hours a loose dog ran in front of the patrol unit almost causing an accident. Officers followed the dog to a residence and noted the dog had entered the home through an entry door that was standing open. After a short period of time, officers were able to make contact with the female home owner. During officer’s investigation and contact with the home owner they observed some suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside the residence. The female home owner gave officers consent to search the residence where a large marijuana grow operation was located in a back bedroom of the residence. Officers seized a large amount of marijuana to include 13 large plants, 6.7 ounces of processed marijuana, 1 large container of hashish oil, large amounts of drug paraphernalia, and several large lights and materials used to grow the plants.

Officers arrested the female home owner and her husband for Felony Manufacturing/distributing a controlled substance and maintaining a drug house. The names of the subjects are being withheld pending their arraignment in the 82nd district court of Roscommon.

Officers were assisted during this investigation by the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department and the Roscommon County Animal Control.