Couple accused of running 'marijuana business' out of their home

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by Andrew Michalscheck

azfamily.com

Posted on February 23, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 22 at 6:25 PM

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. -- Two people were booked into the Mohave County Jail this week for allegedly running a “marijuana business” out of their Bullhead City home.

The Mohave Area General Narcotic Enforcement Team responded to the home on Thursday morning after receiving complaints about suspected drug activity.

Authorities said when they arrived they noticed a strong smell of marijuana and saw evidence of marijuana cultivation on the front porch.

Police obtained a search warrant and discovered that marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and baked goods cooked with marijuana oils and butter were being sold at the residence.

Police said there was also a counter for customers inside the home, along with a business hours sign and a menu listing the prices of the baked goods.

Marijuana oil, drug paraphernalia, a 12 gauge shotgun, and approximately $7,000 in cash were seized from the home. Investigators also found more than 13 pounds of pot inside the house.

Residents Todd Timothy Leavitt, 45, and his girlfriend Erin Marie McHarg, 36, were both arrested on multiple charges, including possession of marijuana and misconduct involving weapons.

Leavitt and McHarg both have medical marijuana cards, but they're only allowed to possess 2.5 ounces of marijuana.
 

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