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Two men charged with growing marijuana in Braintree

Braintree police said marijuana was cut and dried in one room, while the plants were grown in another (right).

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Braintree police said marijuana was cut and dried in one room, while the plants were grown in another (right).

Two men were arrested Sunday evening after Braintree police found them allegedly conducting a marijuana-growing operation in an Adams Street business.

According to police, an officer was patrolling the area on Sunday when he observed a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a closed business. A closer check revealed that the business was unlocked.

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Another officer soon joined the first. Both went into the establishment and discovered two men inside, neither of whom appeared to be working for the business, police said.

Suspecting that they may have broken in, the officers arrested the men and conducted a search of the building, where they found a room that appeared to be used to cut up and hang marijuana to dry out, and a room downstairs where marijuana was being grown.

The second room was closed off with plastic and had ventilating fans, grow lamps, and dehumidifiers, police said.

Scott A. Norwell, 48, from Everett, and Richard P. McCreedy, 46, of Cambridge, were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, the manufacturing of marijuana, and violation of the drug-free school zone.

According to police, the investigation is ongoing and additional people may be charged. The name of the business has not been released.

Jessica Bartlett can be
reached at jessica.may.
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