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Swampscott Police Thwart Marijuana Grow Operation on Stetson Avenue

A Swampscott man is facing drug charges after police executed a search warrant on Stetson Avenue Friday.

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File photo.

A local man accused of running an elaborate marijuana grow operation out of his home on Stetson Avenue was arrested by Swampscott detectives Friday.

Spencer Webber, 19, of 79 Stetson Ave., Swampscott, was arrested on charges of possessing a class D substance (marijuana) with intent to distribute, possessing a class D substance (marijuana) with intent to distribute in a school zone and manufacturing a class D substance (marijuana).

According to a release issued by police, Swampscott detectives executed a search warrant at 79 Stetson Ave. Friday after receiving a tip that Webber was running a "drug distribution enterprise out of his residence." 

Detectives conducting surveillance on the home reportedly observed "activity consistent with drug distribution." 

Detective Ted Delano applied for a search warrant at Lynn District Court, which was granted.

During Friday's search, officers reportedly recovered approximately five ounces of suspected marijuana, $500 cash and drug packaging materials.

Officers also found a grow room in the basement, according to the release.

Swampscott Detectives Jim Schultz, Rose Cheever and Ted Delano along with Marblehead Detectives Sean Sweeney and Brendan Finnegan, and Off Sal Caruso and Off Steve Luck assisted with the search warrant/Arrest.  
nt March 19, 2014 at 01:51 PM
hey what do you know ,the cops are actually doing something other than following minorites and coming to noise complaints *clap* *clap*
nt March 19, 2014 at 01:54 PM
hey what do you know ,the cops are actually doing something other than following minorites and coming to noise complaints *clap* *clap* I guess no one wants to hear the truth about snobscott cops. go ahead delete me again
REPUBLIC RISING March 19, 2014 at 03:44 PM
@CN March 15, 2014 at 03:00 PM Is that last comment spam or buffoonery?" Have any questions? You could e-mail me, right? Do you TVidiots even know why Hemp/Cannabis was prohibited and who was behind it? Or since you only believe what is shown on TV have you watched CNN's Dr. Gupta specials especially the latest one WEED2? Why does The United States have a patent on Cannabis/Hemp/Marijuanna ingredients/compound??? We the People have a right to Self Govern and be left alone as long as they don't cause any wo/men injury. Next they will be arresting you for growing peppers or mint and selling/giving to your neighbors? BTW that is coming from someone that hates the smell of pot.
REPUBLIC RISING March 19, 2014 at 03:51 PM
@hammergjh March 16, 2014 at 10:04 AM ".... The failed drug war is a drain on our taxes and our citizenry. Take the cultivation and selling of these drugs out of the hands of the black market. Tax it and regulate it. It's the only way to a true free citizenry." Actually a true citizenry would be when ALL PROHIBITION is Abolished. But I like some of your points. We the People have a right to Self Govern and be left alone as long as we don't cause any wo/men injury.

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