While enforcing eviction in Barnstead, sheriff deputies said to have found pot farm

BARNSTEAD — Following up on an order of eviction at 10 Barnstead Road, Belknap County Sheriffs Deputies discovered what they are labeling marijuana grow operation.

While the tenants were not there — they had been ordered to vacate by February 26 — police secured the residence and applied for a search warrant.

During the execution of the warrant, police found seven healthy marijuana plants ranging from one to three feet tall, multiple grow lights and heating pads, fertilizers, grinders, books on marijuana cultivation, and other growing equipment and drug paraphernalia.

The Belknap County Sheriffs Department and the Barnstead Police continue their investigation and expect one or more arrests to be made in the near future.