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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Growing operation raided

  • — A marijuana growing operation was raided by Pennsylvania State Police this week.
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  • — A marijuana growing operation was raided by Pennsylvania State Police this week.
    According to police, on Aug. 23 at around 7:45 p.m., a call was received at the PSP Barracks in Honesdale where it was reported marijuana plants were seen growing outside of a residence.
    Police responded to the residence located at 20 Oregon Turnpike in Dyberry Township.
    Upon investigation, police said troopers saw marijuana plants growing outside.
    That same evening, a search warrant was obtained and served at the residence.
    As a result of the search, police found a "fully functional marijuana grow operation throughout the residence."
    The report said there were approximately 17 plants in various stages of growth in a bathroom and a bedroom closet. Further, they said there were seven jars of processed marijuana in the residence.
    "While at the property, all troopers present readily recognized at least three plants as marijuana plants and they were a considerable height above all other vegetation that was growing there at the time," said the report.
    Police also said that all windows to the residence were covered. One of the windows at the rear of the residence had a small section of the interior exposed and police said there was a "very bright light" emitting from it. They also reported a window mounted air conditioning unit which was running.
    Police also said the odor of marijuana was also detected by the troopers who were present.
    Also observed were several large magnets attached to the PP&L meter base where the electricity enters the residence. Police said this concept is used to apparently slow down the speed of the meter so as to not show the actual power output that is being generated by the residence.
    A trooper remained at the scene and when Dennie Edward Mahon, 43, Honesdale, returned home, he was immediately arrested. He was arraigned on charges of felony manufacturing a controlled substance, having a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
    Page 2 of 2 - Hit and run incident
    Honesdale Borough police are investigating a hit and run which happened on Aug. 20 in front of the post office on Main Street.
    Police said the incident happened between noon and 1 p.m.
    The victim was attempting to get into her gold GMC Jimmy when a white van struck the driver's side door. The white van had a New Jersey license plate with an "09" sticker.
    After striking the GMC, a person inside the van allegedly yelled obscenities at the victim. Police said the driver never stopped and continued traveling south on Main Street.
    Anyone with information is urged to contact the Honesdale Borough Police Department at 570-253-1900.
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