During the evening hours of May 14, 2013, members of the WPS Drug Unit with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team (SWAT) & District 3 Community Support Unit, executed a CDSA search warrant at a residence located in the 100 block of Bender Bay.
Police located and seized the following items:
- 296 Marihuana Plants – estimated street value of $331,520
- 77 grams dried packaged Marihuana – estimated street value $770
- $19,000 in cash
- Grow Op Equipment valued at $15,000
A forty-two (42) year old male and a thirty-four (34) year old female were charged with Possess Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possess Proceeds of Crime & Production of a Controlled Substance.
Both suspects were released on a Promise to Appear.
The average marihuana plant will yield approximately four (4) ounces of marihuana.
(This is an intentional low assumption to arrive at a fair street value estimate.)
- 296 plants x 4 oz = 1,184 oz
- 1,184 oz x 28 grams = 33,152 grams
- 33,152 grams x $10 = $331,520
Depending on supply & demand, the average price on the street for one gram of marihuana is ten (10) dollars. Hence a street value of $331,520
If you smoked one gram of marihuana every day – 33,229 grams of marihuana (33,152 + 77) you would have enough weed to last you over ninety-one (91) years.