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Police say they discovered marijuana farm in Braintree basement

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  August 9, 2012 03:20 PM

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Wednesday's discovery of a marijuana-growing operation in the basement of a Braintree home has led to the arrest of one man, police said, and a second man will be charged.

According to police, Braintree and Weymouth detectives executed a search warrant at a Howard Court home late Wednesday afternoon. In a locked room in the basement, police discovered the operation, where marijuana plants and special lighting to nurture the plants was set up.

Additionally, police said they discovered several mason jars and plastic bags filled with marijuana in the basement and in the suspect’s room.

Officers also found several prescription bottles containing an unknown liquid substance, which police suspected to be liquid meth.

Detectives began investigating the suspect when police received information that he was selling drugs out of his home as late as 2 a.m.

During the surveillance, detectives stopped an individual leaving the house, and seized a small bag of marijuana from him, police said. The man, whose name has not been released as he has not yet been charged, indicated to police where he obtained the marijuana.

The man will be summons to court for charged of conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act.

Paul Webber, 31, who lives at the Howard Court home, was arrested and charged with conspiracy, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, distribution of marijuana, and possession of a Class B substance.

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