68 marijuana plants found in Shorewood home
November 28, 2012 11:20AM
Updated: November 28, 2012 9:16PM
SHOREWOOD — Police recovered four pounds of marijuana and 68 plants estimated at $200,000 after executing a search warrant Tuesday morning.
Police arrested Anthony S. James, 42, of 815 Richards Drive on charges of production of marijuana, manufacturing and delivery of marijuana and manufacturing and delivery of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school.
Sgt. Jason Barten said Shorewood police, the Drug Enforcement Agency and Plainfield police arrested James in his home after recovering the marijuana and plants from the home’s basement.
This drug investigation lasted a few weeks, Barten said, noting that police moved quickly given the home’s proximity to two grade schools.
Prior to this arrest, James only had a minor criminal history, Barten said.
— Clare Walters