Mar 20, 2017 3:42 PM

Farmington couple accused of manufacturing marijuana, meth could escape jail time

FARMINGTON — A couple accused of manufacturing drugs at their Farmington home will likely serve no time behind bars.

READ: 400 marijuana plants, evidence of meth lab found in Farmington home

Police arrested Daniel Helm and Christy Olden in July of 2015 after finding hundreds of marijuana plants and materials used to make meth inside their 294 Meaderboro Rd. home.

An 11-year-old also lived in the home and was subsequently place in the custody of his father.

Two weeks later, their house burned to the ground in a three-alarm fire.

READ: Fire destroys Farmington home where 400 pot plants, meth lab were found 2 weeks ago

Helm and Olden pleaded guilty Monday morning to having control of a premises where illegal drugs were discovered. Under a deal approved by Judge Mark Howard, Helm and Olden received a 12-month sentence in the county jail, all of which is suspended for three years.

The arrests resulted from several weeks of an investigation conducted by the Strafford County Drug Task Force, the Farmington police and state police into the growing of marijuana, which resulted in a search warrant at the Meaderboro Road home.

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