The North Metro Task Force has been busy with marijuana busts in Adams County of late. There were two significant arrests in Broomfield during late February, with suspects in both cases claiming the weed was being grown for medical purposes. And the same assertion was made following two more marijuana-related arrests in the county, both of which involved injured children: One boy shot himself in the foot, while an infant ingested some edible pot and had to be hospitalized.
In some ways, a Sunday evening arrest fits this pattern. For one thing, it took place in Broomfield. For another, a juvenile was found on site, resulting in a child abuse charge against Mitchell Good, 51, in addition to a marijuana cultivation count. Surprisingly, however, the Broomfield Police Department explicitly states that the 39 plants seized were not reported to be medical marijuana. Strange: Did you know the stuff could still be used recreationally?
Look below to see a graphic of the area where the arrest took place (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map") and a BPD release:
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Broomfield Police Department release:
Type of Incident: Cultivation of Marijuana
Location: 2800 Block of E. Midway Blvd.
Date and Time Occurred: March 7, 2010, at approximately 8:11 p.m.
On Sunday, March 7, 2010, at approximately 8:11 p.m., officers responded to an address in the 2800 block of E. Midway Blvd. in reference to a possible marijuana grow operation. During the initial on-scene investigation, officers located 39 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, which were not reported to be medical marijuana. A juvenile was also located inside the residence.
Fifty-one year old Broomfield resident Mitchell Good was arrested and booked at the Broomfield Detention Center on charges of Cultivation of Marijuana and Child Abuse.
The case has been forwarded to the North Metro Task Force and remains an active investigation.
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