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Small Marijuana Operation Squashed by Marlborough Police

A local couple was arrested on Monday after police received information that they were growing marijuana out of their Royal Crest Drive apartment.

The took down a small marijuana growing operation Monday evening at an apartment on Royal Crest Dr. 

Amanda J. Schmitt, 27, and Matthew E. Carpentier, 27, both of 23 Royal Crest Dr. Apt. 5, were with distribution, manufacturing, dispersion and cultivation of a Class D drug (marijuana) after police served a search warrant at address at 8:41 p.m.

"We got a call from an employee of the complex who noticed that someone was growing marijuana in their apartment," said Det. Martha Shea.

Shea said police are not releasing the volume of the seizure, and was unsure as to how long the growing operation had been underway.

The distribution charges, however, stemmed from the amount of the drug seized by police.

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