Police Bust Windsor Locks Marijuana Growing Operation

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    Windsor Locks Police Department
    Windsor Locks police seized eight pounds of marijuana and firearms from an Elm Street home where they discovered a drug factory, police said.

    Police arrested two Windsor Locks residents after discovering a marijuana growing operation in their Elm Street home.

    Craig Paulus, 24, and Mark Zetterholm, 51, were charged with operating a drug factory in their residence.

    While searching 203 Elm St. on a warrant, Windsor Locks police and DEA Task Force agents seized $8,000, eight pounds of marijuana, marijuana plants, cultivation equipment and packaging materials, as well as two vehicles, two handguns, two assault rifles and  ammunition for AK-47 and Mac-10 with a silencer attached, according to a news release.

    Police charged both men with operating a drug factory, cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of more than four ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Paulus faces additional charges of two counts of criminal possession of a firearm, two counts of criminal possession of an assault rifle, theft of a firearm by possession and possession of a silencer.

    Police held Paulus on a $500,000 bond and Zetterholm on a $250,000 bond. Both were arraigned in Enfield Superior Court on Monday, May 19.

    The department is not releasing further information at this time as police continue to investigate.