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Posted: Friday, August 12, 2011 11:30 pm

ROCKTON — A Rockton man was arrested Friday after police found a marijuana growing operation in the basement of his apartment.

Joshua Drew, 30, after the small cannabis growing operation was discovered in the basement of his apartment on North Blackhawk Boulevard in Rockton Friday morning.

Rockton police officers along with the Illinois State Police Canine and Investigators from the State Line Area Narcotics Taskforce (SLANT) gained entry to a rental house and found 16 plants in various stages of growth.

“It was small but efficient” said Rockton Chief Stephen Dickson. “The SLANT investigators had not seen anything like this, so the technology of growing cannabis has taken a leap.”

Oxycodone pills and hallucinogenic mushrooms also were recovered in the search.

Drew was charged with possession with intent to deliver more than 5,000 grams of cannabis, possession of more than 5 but less than 20 cannabis sativa plants, possession of oxycodone, possession of psilocybin mushrooms and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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  • Martin posted at 10:18 pm on Sat, Aug 13, 2011.

    Martin Posts: 141

    Pot, drugs and alcohol all leads to more crime and in the end there is a death or muder. It always leads to a sad ending to themselves and or others. Stomp it out before the fire gets too big.

  • Mentor397 posted at 12:29 am on Sat, Aug 13, 2011.

    Mentor397 Posts: 1642

    Arresting and incarcerating murderers is a poor use of scarce public resources. If our representatives cared more about the people involved in murders, they would implement a sensible policy that would include designated areas for murdering and maiming.

    @Spread, your argument makes no sense.

  • Spread The Word posted at 12:17 am on Sat, Aug 13, 2011.

    Spread The Word Posts: 1

    Arresting and incarcerating cannabis consumers is a poor use of scarce public resources. If our representatives cared about the people involved in cannabis crime, they would implement a sensible drug policy that would include the legalization of cannabis.

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