Large amount of marijuana seized

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While responding to a domestic violence call in Peralta Saturday, Bosque Farms police officers uncovered large quantities of marijuana in various stages of the cultivation process.

Lt. Andrew Owen said officers also discovered large quantities of paraphernalia used in the inhalation process for use of the drug.

Courtesy of the Bosque Farms Police Department: About 30 marijuana plants and 4 1/2 pounds of ready-for-sale product was discovered in a Peralta home after police responded to a domestic violence call Saturday.

“At this time, charges are pending,” Owen said in a telephone interview. “We had to secure a search warrant and we will be forwarding the case over to the district attorney’s office.”

According to the lieutenant, dispatchers received a 911 call from a woman who said she was being battered. Owen said because the woman hung up and dispatchers could not reach her by telephone, Bosque Farms police responded to the house at 25 Adobe Lane.

The couple, both in their 40s, were taken into custody on unrelated charges, Owen said. The woman was found to have been the aggressor in the incident and charged with domestic violence.

Her boyfriend, Owen said, was arrested and is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bosque Farms Sgt. Jared Mosher said about 30 marijuana plants along with 4 1/2 pounds ready for sale were seized as evidence.

“It’s probably been going on for a while,” Owen said when asked how long he suspected the marijuana operation was functioning. “It was a very well, thought-out process on the offenders’ part. It was about the house, in multiple rooms.”

Owen isn’t exactly sure of the value of the marijuana found, but estimates it to be worth thousands of dollars on the street.

The lieutenant said three teenagers were at the house at the time of the discovery and were released to their father and stepmother.


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