LITH Pot Growing Operation Raided

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:

Clandestine Cannabis Operation Arrest

On Monday, September 11, 2017, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force (which includes members of the Lake in the Hills Police Department) arrested Thomas Discher, 47, after serving a search warrant in the 100 block of Grant Avenue in Lake in the Hills and finding a clandestine cannabis “grow” operation.

Detectives received information that there was such an operation at a residence in the 100 block of Grant Avenue in Lake in the Hills.

An investigation was opened that led to a search warrant.

At the time the search warrant was served, Discher was inside the residence with his wife and four children.

Detectives recovered 74 cannabis plants, most 6 feet or taller; 182.2 grams of cannabis packaged for sale; additional packaging materials and equipment; and other related articles.

The estimated street value of the cannabis seized is approximately $56,064.

Members of the community are encouraged to report suspected drug dealing and other suspicious activity to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office at 815-338-2144 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers of McHenry at 800-762-7637 (STOP).


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