Marijuana plant, butter, cash seized with warrant

Two teens arrested, jailed.
Cary Ashby
Mar 24, 2013

 

Police seized an actively growing marijuana plant, suspected "marijuana butter," more than $1,000 in cash and several weapons when officers made two drug-related arrests Friday in Norwalk.

Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Josh Querin said two different tipsters provided information about "a lot of people going in and out of the house" at 282 E. Main St. and suspected it was related to drug trafficking. The tips started coming in at the beginning of this month.

"We started seeing a lot of activity at the house. Then we secured a search warrant," Querin said.

Chadwick C. Smith, 19, and Malayna J. Coiffard, 18, both of 282 E. Main St., were arrested without incident Friday, charged with cultivation of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and transported to the Huron County Jail. Smith also was charged with possession of marijuana.

At 11:04 a.m., Querin, deputies and officers from the Norwalk, Monroeville, Wakeman and Willard police departments used the search warrant.

"It's a good example of the agencies working together to execute the search warrant," Querin said.

Willard Police Detective Jeremy Draper left the home about 11:40 a.m. His police cruiser had been parked in front of the home with the lights flashing. Draper directed media inquires to Querin.

"He was part of the entry team," Querin said.

Police said officers seized the following evidence: An 18-inch tall marijuana plant, a grow light, "numerous pieces of marijuana smoking equipment," more than $1,000 in cash and several firearms.

"There also was more marijuana found in the house," said Querin, referring to less than 100 grams of the drug. "There was more than $1,000 (in) cash at the residence."

The detective said one of the weapons was loaded.

"We don't suspect they're stolen, but we haven't run the serial numbers," Querin added.

One of the more unusual items seized at the scene was suspected "marijuana butter."

"He (Smith) admitted he uses that to put on his toast. We've heard about it, but I haven't seen it in person (until now)," Querin said.

Comments

Fairlybadboy

You're already manufacturing and sampling the "herb butter", yes? Homeowners, renters, tenants, squatters. Language parsing. As it reads, it was abuse of power, squandering tax dollars and amounting to little more than a home invasion. I hope they catch those dunderheads.

Fairlybadboy

Just because legitimate criminal activity was being conducted in similar circumstances, per your example, suspicious activity alone does not merit a search warrant. they could, I suppose, have been running a main street bro**el. Perhaps the traffic was related to late night seances or over zealous book club enthusiasts. They were technically breaking the law, but you simply have to do better than a plant and some spread - 'em.

starryeyes83

As I said they were very blatant about it. It's one of those things you had to see for yourself. And, no , I haven't sampled my herb butter yet. Since when can you get a buzz off oregano and parsley flakes? LOL!

I grew out the notion of smoking mother nature years ago, but, Hey, If I can make a few bucks on fake stuff -why not? .....

I would say the chemical smell wafting from the house and the old van in the back yard was probable cause, especially when the house was right next to a public parking lot with no barriers or fencing.
The more druggies who get busted the better I like it.

Just saying. :)

Grateful

obvious waste of money and time, also what is with all the different police departments working together.


Are they all training together for broader future applications?


Your founding fathers grew HEMP and smoked CANNABIS. If you deny that historical fact you are ignorant and a part of the broader problem.

starryeyes83

Maybe, they did, but OUR founding fathers didn't have to drive the horse to far in those days. And trafic was lighter.

:)

swiss family

I happen to think that this "marijuana butter" is a great idea... you could market it along with popcorn, so then when people make popcorn and put this butter on it, it will take care of their "munchies" and get them even higher...

2sense

you would

tell it how it is

People are seriously saying to give them a slap on the wrist?
Over stupid stuff you guys yell HANG 'EM!
But these people were actually caught doing something wrong, and you feel pitty for them? I can say personally that these two need a major wake up call and some REAL punishment.

fedup2

White trash..thank you NPD for trying to clean it up. Reading the comments from some people above, you have your work cut out for you!

rickross2

No work from me sir. I'm just a person who is educated on the subject and I can distinguish reality from government propaganda. Please research this subject and then comment, to avoid sounding foolish and naive.

24productions

I want some toast, with eggs on the side...and some "tea"...if you know what I mean.

24productions

OH...and brownies for desert!

ohiobuzzard

WAY TO GO NPD! You caught a couple of kids with a little bit of dope. And guess what! I have guns too! Not a crime. What is a crime is spending thousands of my hard earned dollars (Yes, I have a job and I pay taxes) to bother people for things that should not be illegal in the fist place. But lets give these guys around of applause anyway after all we live in a world where everything is fair and there are no losers.

thrunthrugarza

Really people hVe the right to have people come n go guess no more bible studiez church folks no more viztor very social people because lame peepz hVe nothin better to do tthis so called drug has been legalized in many states get over ut self hey sheriff, get off ur lazy but n get the needle shootin junkie out the parks please clean up the dirty.needle out the parkz beforw our children go easter egg huntinn for those who comment this I couls give two cents how ur low llife judemental@#@ thinks

tell it how it is

learn how to spell then come back.
Or at least just learn how to spell. You don't really need to come back.

24productions

...is this even human language?...I imagine the monotone voice of a see and spell when I attempted to read that post, or gabble, gibberish, or whatever that's trying for...

TheGravyWhisperer

...O yeah, well bothe yoo and 24 can just berda thu da barstrow zibberz rumth... ha!!!

deertracker

Interesting! If these were two black kids all the comments would be extremely negative and focusing on welfare, Obama phones, entitlements, laziness and on and on and on. Yes, I went there because it is true! Fact of the matter is, much ado about nothing here!

KnuckleDragger

Another idiotic comment made by...an idiot!!!

deertracker

This article is not about DragQueens aka you.....so carry on!

thrunthrugarza

Deertracker u couldnf be more right obama has nothin to do with but refuardless if they - were black itll be a different story everytime I look on here truth be told its alwYz white folks for pot herion crack coke it2013 people geow up n stop tryinv to Make rhings bout race

KnuckleDragger

^^and these are what dems consider an educated voter. LMAO!

rickross2

Keeping trash in the white house since 2008!

deertracker

That's rich coming from someone educated by the government. Your own folks didn't think you were worth the investment!

fedup2

rickross2 what subject are you educated on exactly? If I had lived next door to this White Trash, I would of called the police too. There is a big difference between trafficking in drugs and neighbors having company over! Now give your friend "thrunthrugarza" some spelling lessons.

fedup2

rickross2 what subject are you educated on exactly? If I had lived next door to this White Trash, I would of called the police too. There is a big difference between trafficking in drugs and neighbors having company over! Now give your friend "thrunthrugarza" some spelling lessons.

rickross2

I can't help you being an idiot any better than I can help thrunthrutardo spell right.

deertracker

You are the one in need of help there Betsy!

24productions

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