MD Police Make History on Marijuana

Baltimore County police have just made history, but not the kind I think we’re all looking for.  They made one of the largest drug busts for the agency ever.  After a two-month investigation, narcotics detectives executed a search warrant at a warehouse down in Eastpoint.

Authorities said they recovered 478 marijuana plants, 640 pounds of processed marijuana and about $12,000.  They also seized all the equipment of the grow operation including lights, venting systems, and trucks.  The suspects were renting a warehouse at the location and built a two-story marijuana growing operation inside.  All three of the suspects arrested were living in the trailer in the warehouse.

Joseph Jesus Guadagnoli, 39, and Megan Bailey Veitch, 28, was taken into custody, along with a 17-year-old boy.  If convicted they could face up to 10 years in jail, but they are unsure what charges the teen may face.  Guadagnoli is being held on $2 million bail and Veitch is being held on $750,000 bail.  Both face possession with intent to distribute charges.

The estimated street value was about $3.5 million, so large that the warehouse electric bill from BGE was $1,700 per month.  Now imagine if this was a legal operation how much money it would have generated for the county.  They probably could have paid the entire law enforcements salaries with one donation, but instead two non violent people will be dealt with according to old and useless laws.

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