911 Hang-Up Leads Police To Huge Pot Grow
Police Seize 82 Plants, Guns From Home
Last Updated: 1633 days ago
A Miami County couple all but led officers to their massive indoor marijuana grow after hanging up on 911, police said.A state trooper went to a home at 1899 East County Road 1100 North in Macy Friday afternoon on a report of an interrupted emergency call, said Sgt. Tony Slocum.Becky Friedersdorf, 47, told police that she had called 911 when her husband, Mark Friedersdorf, 44, intentionally rammed his head into a wall. But she said that her husband hung up the phone before she was able to talk to the operator.While the trooper was talking with the couple, he said he noticed a strong smell of marijuana. Looking around, he found 10 marijuana plants hanging to dry in a closet.When police came back with a search warrant, they found an active marijuana grow in the basement of the home, Slocum said. Troopers seized 72 more plants, growing equipment, more than a dozen guns, drugs and drug paraphernalia.Mark and Becky Friedersdorf were each preliminarily charged with cultivating marijuana, possession of marijuana over 30 grams, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of drug paraphernalia.Mark Friedersdorf was also charged with interfering with the reporting of a crime.They were transported to the Miami County Jail.