Search of Moultonborough home led to arrests for alleged pot farming

MOULTONBOROUGH — The former director of Food Services at Inter-Lakes Regional School District has been charged with one count of manufacturing a controlled drug — marijuana — and one count of possession of marijuana.

Police Chief Leonard Weatherbee said Joseph A. Cyr, 49, his wife Shirley Cyr, 40, and his brother Jason R. Cyr, 43, all of 14 Hanson Mill Road turned themselves into Moultonborogh Police yesterday. All are free on personal recognizance bail.

They all face one count each of manufacturing a controlled drug and possession of a controlled drug.

When contacted last week, Superintendent Mary Ellen Ormand said Joseph Cyr was no longer employed in the Inter-Lakes District. The school district subcontracts its food service to Cafe Services.

Weatherbee said the manufacturing operation was discovered by Meredith Police while they were in the process of executing a search warrant at the Byr's home. They were looking for money allegedly stolen by Shirley Cyr from a Meredith couple while she was providing home-based health care.

When Meredith Police saw the marijuana, they notified the Moultonborough Police, who obtained a separate search warrant for the home.

Weatherbee said a number of items were seized by Moultonborough Police, including some plant material.

All three have pending court dates in the 3rd Circuit Court, Ossipee Division next month said Weatherbee.