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Del. Police Arrest 3 in Marijuana Grow Operations

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Photos of suspected marijuana plants seized from the Viola home. Photos of suspected marijuana plants seized from the Viola home.
Photo of suspected marijuana seized from the Milford home. Photo of suspected marijuana seized from the Milford home.
KENT COUNTY, Del.- Delaware State Police say three men are facing drug charges as the result of a several month-long investigation into the alleged manufacturing of marijuana inside their homes in Kent County.
 
On Tuesday, Feb. 5, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the DSP Kent County Drug Unit, with the assistance of the Dover Police Department Drug Unit, executed a search warrant at a home on the 100 block of Lynch Road in Milford. Police said 29-year-old George L. Porter was contacted and taken into custody without incident at the home.
 
During the execution of the search warrant, detectives said they located 16 marijuana plants in various stages of growth totaling more than 700 grams in an enclosed bedroom, electronic manufacturing and indoor growing equipment, along with drug paraphernalia.
 
Porter was arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was later released on $8,500 unsecured bond.
 
A separate search warrant was conducted  later in the day at around 12:55 p.m. at a home on the 100 block of South Main Street in Viola. Troopers said there, 25-year-old Christopher J. Thompson and 29-year-old Cornelio A. Vidro were contacted and taken into custody without incident.
 
During the execution of the search warrant, detectives said they located more than 150 marijuana plants in various stages of growth totaling more than 8,100 grams throughout various rooms, including the attic, of the house. Police said Electronic manufacturing and indoor growing equipment, along with drug paraphernalia were also located during the search.
 
Thompson and Vidro were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity (marijuana), manufacturing marijuana, second-degree conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia. Thompson was ordered held in lieu of $32,500 secured bond and Vidro was released on $42,500 unsecured bond. 
 
 
 
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