Archive for Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Police seize marijuana plants

December 30, 2003

A Baldwin resident was arrested after Baldwin police discovered a number of marijuana plants growing in a house on Chapel Street.

Baldwin Police Chief Mike McKenna said numerous marijuana plants were found growing at 113 Chapel St. Sunday evening after police officers entered the residence in search of a suspect in an unrelated case.

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McKenna said officers thought the suspect of a domestic violence case might have been in the house and, after obtaining a wavier from the tenant, entered the residence.

"When they went inside, they made the discovery of the marijuana plants," he said. "There were a large number of live plants, more than what can be used for personal use."

He said a collection team from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation was called to help seize the drugs.

McKenna said early Monday morning that the investigation is ongoing and police are working with the Douglas County District Attorney to obtain a search warrant for other parts of the house.

The tenant of the house was booked in the Douglas County Jail Sunday and later released on bail.

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