Marijuana seizure

Welfare check tips authorities off, warrants not yet issued

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Police have not apprehended any suspects in connection with a drug seizure that took place Monday, but arrests are pending, according to Craig Police Sgt. Bill Leonard.

Officers who worked the case are preparing warrants, Leonard said.

Police on Monday executed a search warrant at 866 Barclay St. With the help of a narcotics-detecting dog, police confiscated more than an ounce of suspected marijuana, along with numerous items of paraphernalia.

The green, leafy substance tested positive for marijuana, according to a police report.

Cpl. Bryan Gonzales began working the case on Monday. Gonzales received information about possible drug activity at the residence.

The person who reported the activity had visited the residence earlier in the day to check on the welfare of a family member, Leonard said. The person saw evidence of drugs and notified police.

Gonzales obtained a search warrant and went to the residence at 11 p.m. No one was at the home when police arrived, and the door was unlocked, Leonard said.

Police entered the home with Fury, a dog that has been trained to locate narcotics by smell.

No one has yet been charged because police are trying to determine who lives at the house and establish a link between the marijuana and one of the residents.

"It's complex because the house has several people who come and go," Leonard said.

Possession of between one and eight ounces of marijuana is a misdemeanor offense.

Jeremy Browning can be reached at 824-7031 or jbrowning@craigdailypress.com.

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