Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cops Pinch Man Facing F'closure For Running Indoor Pot Farm Out Of Home; Suspect Said He Needed To Supplement Income After Boss Cut His Hours At Work

In Oak Lawn, Illinois, The SouthtownStar reports:

  • A 34-year-old Oak Lawn man who allegedly was growing more than a dozen marijuana plants at his home faces drug charges after an anonymous tip led police to the home Saturday, Oak Lawn police said.

  • Mark A. Korzeniewski, [...] was charged with manufacturing and possessing marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful production of marijuana plants, police said.

  • Police said they found five marijuana plants in the back yard and 11 plants in a “grow room” in the basement. The room also had heat lamps, a ventilation system on a timer, fertilizers and a digital scale. Police also found several clear plastic bags that contained about 290 grams of marijuana, police said.

  • Korzeniewski, who gave police consent to search the house, told police he was growing the marijuana plants to supplement his income. He said his house is in foreclosure and his hours at work have been cut.

Source: Police: Home in foreclosure, so Oak Lawn man grew pot to sell.

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