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Task Force Breaks Up Alleged Pot Cultivation Operation in Vernon

An Oxbow Drive residence was raided by the task force.

A Vernon man is accused of a slew of drug-related offenses after members of the East Central Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at his 37 Oxbow Dr. home, a news release indicates.

According to a news release, task force officers had obtained information that a marijuana growing operation was taking place at the home. Task force officers initiated an investigation and obtained sufficient evidence to secure a search warrant for the premises, the release states. 

Task force officers seized marijuana growing equipment, four marijuana plants, approximately one pound of harvested marijuana, packaging and other drug paraphernalia, according to the news release. 

Task force members also seized three rifles, and two handguns from the residence. There was a juvenile living in the residence, and the state Department of Children and Families will be notified, police said.

Taken into custody was Jay Karliner, 54, of 37 Oxbow Dr.

Police said he was held overnight on a $25,000 bond for several charges:

• Possession of more than 4 ounces marijuana.

• Cultivation of marijuana.

• Operating a drug factory.

• Possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Possession of Marijuana with intent to sell.

• Possession of drugs within 1,500 feet of a school.

• Possession of drug paraphernalia within 1,500 feet of a school.
       
• Risk of Injury.
        

The East Central Narcotics Task Force is a cooperative effete between the Manchester, South Windsor, Vernon and Glastonbury police departments.

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