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Domestic Dispute Leads Cops to Marijuana Growing Room



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    Middletown Police officers got more than they bargained for after responding to a domestic dispute on Saturday evening. 

    When police arrived at the home of Amber Schmidt, 23, and Julian Clark, 24, on Evergreen Avenue around 7:30 p.m., they smelled marijuana in the residence and found bongs, police said.

    And when they searched the house, they said, they found a full marijuana growing room.

    The elaborate system included powerful lamps, potting soil, vacuum sealers, air cooled heat reflectors, plastic curtains, digital scales, fertilizers, light rails, air purifiers, exhaust fans and mason jars. Police confiscated 39 plants, ranging in height from 2 to 5 feet and weighing 8 pounds. They also recovered 6 pounds of packaged marijuana.

    Clark and Schmidt were charged with possession, cultivation and operating a drug factory and are being held on $150,000 bonds.