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Dryer Fire Out, But What’s That In The Bedroom?

SANATOGA PA – A Walnut Ridge Estates household that experienced a small blaze during late October proved to be hotter than firefighters might have initially guessed. Once volunteers arrived and rushed inside to extinguish a clothes dryer fire, they also discovered a small marijuana growing operation on the home’s second floor.

Lower Pottsgrove police have brought charges related to the found pot plants against an unnamed male occupant of the property, in the 4100 block of Walnut Ridge, according to a report from township Police Chief Michael Foltz that was submitted last Thursday (Nov. 9, 2017) to the Board of Commissioners.

Firefighters responded Oct. 23 to the home, quickly eliminated the dryer threat, and began ventilating the home of smoke. That’s when they found the supple, bright green marijuana thriving in a nearby second-floor bedroom. An officer already on the scene was alerted, a search warrant obtained, and township detectives and drug task force officers brought in, the report states.

Several marijuana plants, and accompanying drug paraphernalia, were seized and hauled away.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Nov. 9 meeting):

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