Marijuana Grow Operation Raided
A lengthy investigation has resulted in the arrest Thompson man on narcotics charges.State Police executed a search and seizure warrant at 20 Leo Circle in Thompson Tuesday and found the homeowner, 43 year old Bernard Chausse was cultivating and selling high grade marijuana.
During the search of a detached garage,investigators located a hidden retractable door leading to the second floor where a temperature and oxygen controlled grow room was found.Inside 25 high grade marijuana plants were discovered.The search also revealed 3.5 pounds of marijuana packaged for sale, two firearms, scales and packaging equipment.
The grow operation consisted of various high capacity lights, ballasts and a watering and ventilation system.
Nearly 35 hundred dollars in cash,a 2004 Dodge Ram Pick-up truck and two Harley Davidson motorcycles were seized.
Chausse was charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell,Cultivation of Marijuana,Possession of Marijuana Over One Kilogram and Operating a Drug Factory.Bond was set at 75 thousand dollars.Chausse is due in court Wednesday.