Aug 28, 2015 10:45 AM
230 marijuana plants - worth about $500,000 - found growing, stashed in Fremont shed
FREMONT – Authorities from Fremont, NH State Police Narcotics Unit and the Drug Enforcement Agency busted a massive marijuana growing operation from a property on Scribner Road Thursday morning.
Police found out about the growing operation after two teens were caught in Raymond with 21 pounds of pot inside a car.
“They discovered ten marijuana plants in the trunk of the car," said Sgt. Peter Morelli. "Some of it, in fact, was even hanging out.”
After a search warrant was obtained, police found 230 live marijuana plants in addition to dried marijuana 'ready for sale,' stashed behind hay bales in a shed.
Police say the growing operation was about 20 X 30 feet.
A camper on the property was also searched, where police found an additional small amount of marijuana and $2,000 in cash.
Police estimated the total street value of the confiscated marijuana plants at $500,000.
Police are trying to determine if the teens are connected to the marijuana operation, and how they knew about it.
Neighbors of the property where the bust was made said they think they know who the suspect is - and they aren't surprised.
He allegedly posted no trespassing signs and barbed wire not long before.
“He came to me when he did it and said I’m posting everything, and please be careful and don’t trespass," said Kim Ferrara.
The investigation is still ongoing, and charges are pending.
A suspect was not in custody on Friday evening, Morelli said.