A Breaking and Entering Call Leads to an Arrest for Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana
On June 13th, 2013, Detective Sergeant James Barrett and Detective Barry McGrath are investigating the illegal cultivation of marijuana on
Dedham Street in Wrentham.
The investigation began when Sgt. Jeffrey Smith, Officer Jon Coliflores and Officer Derick Cassidy responded to an apartment that had been the victim of a break. After making the determination that the downstairs apartment had been victimized, officers went to the upstairs apartment to find the door had been kicked in while no one was home.
Sgt. Smith and officers entered the apartment to investigate the break and were overcome with the smell of fresh marijuana. During their sweep of the home, Officers discovered a high tech green house inside the master bedroom containing potted marijuana plants. The renter was later taken into custody by Officer Cassidy.
Officers secured the scene and contacted Detective Sergeant Barrett who responded to the scene to assist Detective McGrath. Detective Sergeant Barrett obtained a search warrant for the apartment and seized evidence of unlawful cultivation of marijuana.