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Greenfield Police Seize 1,850 Pounds of Marijuana Monday; More Found Tuesday

Acting on a tip from one of their cases led Greenfield police investigators to the bust in rural Racine County.

UPDATES: John Gay, 44, of Raymond, was held on a $1 million bond, according to a story by the Racine Journal Times. Gay was charged with maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession marijuana with intent to deliver -- more than 10 kilograms, and manufacturing or distributing marijuana.

Also, according to Greenfield Police Chief Brad Wentlandt, detectives and drug investigators left the property Tuesday afternoon after a second day of searching yielded 289 full-grown marijuana plants which filled an additional dump truck. 

The helped shut down a massive drug-growing operation in rural Racine County on Monday.

Acting on a tip from a related Greenfield case, Greenfield investigators obtained a warrant to search a property in the Town of Raymond this morning, according to Chief Brad Wentlandt.

There they found 1,850 pounds of marijuana with a street value of more than $7.2 million, as well as $120,000 in cash, firearms and financial records.

Greenfield police are currently working with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, according to Wentlandt. The investigation is ongoing, and more details will be released when available.

“It’s a great example of outstanding police work and cooperation among jurisdictions,” Wentlandt said. “We’re very thankful for the Racine County Sheriff’s Department for their help and very satisfied to shut down this grow operation.

“As far as anyone here knows, this is the largest drug seizure from a grow operation in southeast Wisconsin that anyone can remember.”

Robert Shirah February 08, 2012 at 08:35 AM
The mother of my child has taken my son & refuses to let me me see him. If she has the right to be with him then so do I pursuant to the 14th amendment, if she does not have that right then why is my son with her? I have all the documents proving I am his father. This is a DIRECT VIOLATION of the 14th amendment. ALL PERSONS born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the EQUAL PROTECTION of the laws. I have reported this crime to the Greenfield Police Department and they have refused to get a warrent .
Craig Manske February 16, 2012 at 02:26 PM
You're going to sit here and waste my time when you don't even know yet if you're the father? Grow up!
ryan dehahn June 21, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Lmfao good to see my tax dollars went to a pathetic cause instead of twards my childs education
christopher g tisler November 03, 2012 at 03:48 PM
I have wild hemp still growing on the farm it is a pain to get rid of and gets huge any Ideas how to get rid of it?
Nathan Reed February 26, 2013 at 06:12 PM
How did Greenfield police sieze a growing op in Racine?

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