Two arrested after marijuana growing operation found in residence


imageContent.htmlimageContent-1.htmlTwo people been arrested after a marijuana growing operation was found in their home.

On Friday, members of the New Castle County Drug Control Squad obtained a search warrant for a home in the unit block of Gill Drive in Robscott Manor, Newark,  after receiving numerous citizen tips.

Officers made  contact with both occupants, Jerry Carletti, 34 and  Abbie Deardorff,  28.

Detectives smelled an odor of marijuana emanating from the residence. A short time later, they located a marijuana grow operation in the basement of the home. Police found seedling mats, a lighting system, a water filtration system, potting and plant feed materials, documentation of the cultivation of marijuana, hand-written logs and calendars  relating to the cultivation of marijuana, and ventilation systems leading from the basement out of the residence. The remnants of several dried up plants were also located in containers in the basement.

Detectives then discovered marijuana in the kitchen of the home, along with two bags of marijuana that were found in the freezer. Packaging materials, a grinder and other drug paraphernalia were located in the garage. Additionally, police discovered a crawl space in the master bedroom that had a large safe inside containing several prepackaged bags of marijuana, a .22 caliber rifle and a large amount of suspected drug money.

Corporal Edwin Mousley and his canine partner “Quattro”  conducted a money sniff which yielded a positive indication for the presence of a controlled dangerous substance. The detectives then seized $2,933 of suspected drug money.

Carletti and  Deardorff were charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, conspiracy in the second degree, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a child. Both were arraigned, issued a  $13,200 unsecured bond and were released.

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  1. Who were these young people harming?

    Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crime…to those that are
    REAL crimes.

    I was in Federal Prison for 5 years for a marijuana offense. No, it was not
    for simple possession. I was arrested aboard a Lockheed PV2 in Marianna,
    Florida…charged and convicted for conspiracy to import and distribute
    12,000 pounds of marijuana.

    I wrote about the escapades that led to my incarceration.
    I admit, I had a great time.
    No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved…there
    were no victims.

    We were Americans…doing what Americans do best…living free.

    The book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank
    I think you may enjoy it.

  2. With all of the rhetoric surrounding the marijuana debate, the concept most

    Freedom of the individual.

    “…over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is
    – from the essay On Liberty by John Stuart Mill

    What happened to, “This is a FREE country”?

    That is what we have been telling the rest of the world for decades.
    Please, let us live up to it.

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