Sunday, October 11, 2009

Huge pot seizure at Orwell home

A raid by state police Thursday took about $100,000 worth of marijuana and 32 firearms off the street. The drugs were seized along with rifles, shotguns and a pair of assault rifles at a home and garage owned by 48-year-old Mike Shaw of Orwell. The self-employed mechanic was cited to appear in Middlebury District Court on charges of felony marijuana cultivation and possession. Police say they learned two weeks ago that Shaw was selling marijuana out of his garage on Needham Road, but Lt. David Notte said police haven't found any evidence that Shaw was distributing the drug.