Why does the woman in the mugshot look so sad?
Maybe it’s because she, and the man pictured, have been charged with growing pot near a Norwood school.
The Norwood Police Department arrested Christine Keough, 22, and Jeffrey Roberts, 25, of 15 Short St. in Norwood on March 18 after an early morning motor vehicle stop.
“The vehicle reeked of raw marijuana,” according to police, who seized two pounds of pot from the vehicle.
On March 20, police used a warrant to search the home—which is near a middle school, playground, and public swimming pool in South Norwood—and found an array of marijuana cultivating equipment, plants, and non-prescribed pills.
Here is what Norwood police found in the house, according to the report.
What detectives discovered upon executing the search warrant was significant evidence of large scale marijuana cultivation. In the basement of the home, to which Roberts and Keough have exclusive access, detectives found evidence of a recently harvested marijuana grow, consistent with the marijuana recovered days earlier. Also discovered were 27 newly potted marijuana plants and an elaborate growing system. Detectives quickly discovered a second secured room which yielded more sophisticated marijuana cultivation equipment and two larger marijuana plants.
Police also seized 800 Gabapentin pills for which they say neither Keough nor Roberts had a prescription. The medication is used for treating seizures and also abused recreationally to produce a marijuana-like high, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Police seized all marijuana plants and growing equipment from the home. Here are photos the police took at the scene:
Roberts and Kehoe were charged with: Cultivation of Marijuana; Possession of Class D Marijuana with Intent to Distribute; Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute within a School Zone; and Unlawful Possession of Class C prescription Gabapentin.Follow Robert Burgess on Twitter @bobb2001