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Victims of California burglary face drug charges

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The two women pled not guilty to cultivation of marijuana, maintaining a house for the sale of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and theft of electricity. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 13. The women are being held on $100,000 bail.

Neighbors reportedly believed the home where the two women live was being burglarized. A neighbor called police to report the suspected burglary. Police arrived and say they could see the marijuana plants through the broken front door. Police say that nobody appeared to be home at the time they arrived.

Police obtained a search warrant. In executing the warrant, law enforcement claims they seized 800 marijuana plants and $3,000 in cash at the home. Police also claim to have found an electrical bypass in the home that they say allowed the women to tap into a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. power line.

Neighbors also gave police a description of a vehicle allegedly associated with the burglary. Law enforcement conducted a traffic stop of a BMW that reportedly matched the description of the car. A 38-year-old and a 34-year-old were arrested after the traffic stop.

Police claim the two men had more than $12,000 in their possession. Police also say they seized marijuana packing material and seven pills they believe are the drug ecstasy.

The two men were arraigned Monday on California burglary and drug charges. Each man pled not guilty. The men are being held on $100,000 bail.

Source: Daily Mail, "'Marijuana grannies' charged after police find 800 pot plants in their home," 4 may 2011

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