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Second man charged in marijuana bust

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Darryl Enriquez
October 22, 2010
— A second suspect in the case of the Elkhorn grandmother who turned in her grandson for using pot in her basement is facing a felony charge.

Connor J. Affinito, 18, of Elkhorn is charged with one count of possession with intent to deliver marijuana. The charge carries a maximum prison term of six years and a fine of up to $10,000.


According to a criminal complaint, Carole J. Larson in late September contacted Elkhorn police with concerns about drug use by her grandson, Anthony M. Schmidt.


On Sept. 27, police visited Larson's home and found five marijuana plants, a loose amount of marijuana and marijuana in plastic bags, according to the complaint.


Affinito told police he had stolen the plants and brought them to Larson's home, where Schmidt was living, to ask him if the plants were still good, according to the complaint.


Schmidt said Affinito intended to sell the marijuana, according to the complaint.


Schmidt, 21, faces three related drug charges and will appear Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Walworth County Court for a preliminary hearing. Schmidt remains in Walworth County Jail on a probation hold.


Affinito is free on a $3,000 signature bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Dec. 1 in Walworth County Court.



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