Green County announces Albany-area pot busts
ALBANY—Authorities on Friday announced arrests of two men accused of growing marijuana in two separate cases in the Albany area.
The first arrest was Tuesday morning. Kevin D. Flood, 54, of 301 Spruce St., Albany, was arrested on charges of production of cannabis plants, possession of cannabis and maintaining a drug dwelling.
Flood's arrest came after the State Line Area Narcotics Team, Green County sheriff's deputies, Albany police and the state Department of Criminal Investigation executed a search warrant at his residence.
The sheriff's office reported seizing 72 cannabis plants and grow equipment in a shed on Flood's property. About 12 of the plants were mature, Sheriff Mark Rohloff said.
Cocaine and five firearms also were seized, the news release states.
Officers made the second arrest Thursday morning. Nicholas J. Roth, 34, of N6580 County X, Albany, was arrested on the same charges as Flood.
Coincidentally, the arrests were at the same time, 5:43 a.m., Rohloff said.
Investigators do not think Flood and Roth were working together, Rohloff said.
Six marijuana plants growing outdoors and a small amount of personal-use marijuana were confiscated in the raid on Roth's residence, Rohloff said.
Officers also found evidence of additional outdoor cultivation efforts, Rohloff said.
Exact addresses for the men were not immediately available.
Rohloff said the first raid was not announced immediately because investigators did not want to jeopardize the second.
The two men lived just miles apart, and Albany is a small town where the two easily could have known each other, Rohloff said.