Woman arrested for growing marijuana
Published: Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 02:11
Judith McDonald, 57, was arrested last Wednesday for having a marijuana operation in her home, according to Newark Chief of Police Paul Tiernan. Officers discovered 51 marijuana plants and 91 grams of cultivated marijuana when they searched her house on Radcliffe Drive, he said.
Unit and the University Police Department began investigating McDonald in August after receiving anonymous tips about her alleged operation. The departments investigated her for two months until issuing a search warrant for her home on Oct. 24. They also found equipment used to grow the plants, such as grow lights, fans, a ventilation system and a watering system.
Tiernan said McDonald was formally charged on Oct. 31 with possession and intent to distribute marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released on a $7,000 unsecured bond.