Police Find $300,000 Worth of Marijuana in Local Man's Home

By: Litsa Pappas Email
By: Litsa Pappas Email

Three-hundred thousand dollars worth of marijuana. That's how much the police found in a Bridgewater man's home.

They say they stumbled upon the drugs while searching the house after an abduction.

Police arrested Thomas Tyler, and he's now being held in jail without bond.

Tyler lives on Sandstone Lane in Bridgewater and he's 61 years old.

Police say they were looking in his home for duct tape related to the first crime and then found all that marijuana.

Bridgewater Police Chief Joe Simmons says they found more than one hundred marijuana plants in his home. That's not something they find every day in this small town.

"This is definitely a big deal. The scale of operation that we found on the search warrant was pretty substantial and we take it very serious. Do we have a problem in the area? Drugs are in our town every day," said Simmons.

Simmons says he appreciates tips and feedback from the community to help the police department on all their investigations.

He says there are other people using illegal drugs in the area, it's just a matter of finding out where they are and holding them accountable.


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