Monday, October 31, 2011

Greenfield Police And Racine County Sheriff's Department Discover 1,850 Pounds Of Marijuana In Raymond

Police investigators recovered marijuana, arms and cash from property in the Town of Raymond.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 31, 2011

Town of Raymond, Wisconsin - On Monday, Greenfield police executed a search warrant in the Town of Raymond in Racine County and found a massive attic storage space of marijuana plants at a property. Apparently, a large scale growing marijuana operation was taking place for sometime, as police noticed that some of the plants were harvested and hanging from the ceiling. Police received a tip, which led them and the Racine County Sheriff's Department to the property, according to Greenfield Police Chief Brad Wentlandt who confirmed the bust.
Police had to use a dump truck to haul about 1,850 pounds of marijuana worth at least $7.2 million. They also recovered $120,000 in cash, weapons and financial records, according to Chief Wentlandt.
The property is located near a local school.
Several law enforcement agencies joined the investigation along with the Greenfield Police Department and the Racine County Sheriff's Department.
The property owner, John Gay, 44, of Franksville was arrested in the case. Gay is facing charges for possession, manufacturing THC and drug trafficking in the marijuana growing operation. He is being held on a $1 million dollar bond.

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