Deputies report pot-growing operation

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Gazette Staff
Friday, November 16, 2007
— Rock County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Harmony Township couple Nov. 8 after executing a search warrant at the home and reportedly finding evidence of a marijuana growing operation.

Arrested were Michael A. Schmidt, 55, of 4306 E. Milton Harmony Townline Road, Milton, on charges of manufacturing marijuana and keeping a drug house, and Debra M. Schmidt, 51, same address, on a charge of keeping a drug house.

Officers confiscated more than 2,800 grams of marijuana from three plants in a growing room, according to the sheriff’s department. They also reported finding smaller amounts of marijuana around the house—including in a Shop-Vac—as well as numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

Officers reported finding fertilizer, growing lights and other paraphernalia to grow the marijuana.

The sheriff’s department was alerted to the possible marijuana growing operation through an anonymous letter.

Last updated: 10:47 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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