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Litchfield police find pot growing operation

Union Leader Correspondent

August 25. 2014 8:18PM

LITCHFIELD — Police discovered an alleged marijuana growing operation inside a Birch Street residence this past weekend.

Authorities have not yet made any arrests in connection with the drugs, but do anticipate criminal charges being made.

According to Litchfield police Cpl. Heath Savage, an adult male at the residence called 911 for a medical issue unrelated to the marijuana about 6 p.m. on Saturday.

When emergency personnel arrived, police discovered the alleged marijuana growing operation. After executing a search warrant, police recovered about 50 marijuana plants and other drug paraphernalia with a street value of about $100,000.

“That is a substantial amount,” said Savage. “Everything has been seized from the home.”

Savage said two people reside at the single-family home on Birch Street. He is unsure what charges could possibly be pending.

“There are still interviews to be conducted,” he explained. “It is still under investigation.”

This is not the first time that a marijuana growing operation has been discovered in Litchfield, but Savage said it is not a frequent occurrence in town.

In 2010, police arrested Nicole Spear, then 37, of Woodland Drive, when they allegedly found a tall marijuana plant growing inside of a closet with a grow light and temperature monitor.

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