Published DateGILFORD — Police recovered 31 large marijuana plants and 53 marijuana seedlings from a home on Chestnut Drive early yesterday morning. David Brown, 54, of 81 Chestnut Drive is charged with one count of felony manufacture of a controlled drug.
Det. Sgt. Christopher Jacques said police had gone to Brown's home to serve him with an emergency domestic violence restraining order at 2:43 a.m.
Officers noticed the marijuana when they entered the house.
Jacques said the plants were not yet mature but if allowed to grow to maturity, would have been yielded four to five pounds and could have sold for as much as $12,000 to $16,000.
Brown was released on $25,000 personal recognizance bail and given a July 18 court date.
According to Woodstock Police Chief Douglas Moorhead, Brown lived in an apartment at 36 Paradise Road in North Woodstock until recently. He said police from his department went to Brown's former apartment to serve the emergency order and when they learned he moved to Gilford, the warrant was forwarded to Gilford Police.
Moorhead emergency restraining orders must be served within 24 hours. He said he didn't know Moorhead.