LIMA — New York State Police arrested two former Lima residents on felony drug charges for allegedly growing marijuana and producing ‘shatter,’ or concentrated THC.
According to a press release from New York State Police, Rebekah Schreppel, 27, and Dennis Nelson, 29, were arrested for felony Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the Second Degree and misdemeanor Unlawful Growing of Marihuana.
A search warrant of the residence resulted in the seizure of over 8 pounds of what is believed to be processed marijuana, 146 plants growing inside the home, one third of a pound of concentrated THC, growing equipment and approximately $19,000 in cash.
The residence had two indoor grow enclosures and had a room in the basement converted to a third grow area. All three grow rooms were fitted with grow lights and an elaborate ventilation system apparently to hide the smell of marijuana.
State Police say that Schreppel and Nelson had a system in place to extract THC in order to produce ‘shatter,’ which is concentrated oil and the crystalized form of THC. Police also found detailed journals documenting growing activity dating back several years.
They were arraigned in the Town of Lima Court and are set to reappear at a later date.