Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Police bust alleged pot-growing operation

64-year-old man faces felony marijuana charges

Express Staff Writer

A 64-year-old Hulen Meadows resident faces felony drug charges for allegedly growing marijuana at his home north of Ketchum.

The Blaine County Narcotics Enforcement Team in a news release identified the suspect as Daniel Edwin Collins, who was renting a home on Mesquite Lane. The team reported that Collins will be charged through the Blaine County Prosecuting Attorney's Office with trafficking, manufacturing and possession of marijuana.

According to the news release, Collins was not arrested but was instead transported by ambulance to St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center, where he was treated and released, after he complained of chest pains while being questioned.

The team reported that the bust took place about 2:40 p.m. last Friday when a search warrant was executed at the home because "the residence was suspected to have an indoor marijuana grow."

"There were three living plants and numerous other plants set aside for drying," the team reported. "Lighting equipment, fertilizer and other items used to facilitate the growing of marijuana were seized as evidence."

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