INDIAN ORCHARD, Mass. (WWLP) – An earlier call about a restraining order ultimately led Springfield detectives to the discovery of nearly 100 marijuana plants at an Indian Orchard home. Two residents of the home at 96 Decatur Street, Willie Hall and Shalynn Davey, were arrested on marijuana cultivation and distribution charges, Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says.
According to Delaney, detectives from the narcotics division were notified about the marijuana grow by another police officer, who allegedly saw some 30 marijuana plants growing in the rear yard while he was there serving a restraining order. After the officers tipped them off, Delaney says detectives came to the house, saw the growing plants, and then obtained a search warrant.
Arriving at the house with the search warrant, officers arrested Hall (the target of the investigation) who was getting into his girlfriend’s car. They searched the vehicle, where they allegedly found marijuana growing material in the trunk. When they got to the house, Davey answered the door.
Searching the home, Delaney says they found a “grow room” on the second floor, complete with hydroponic lights, fans, filters, and an irrigation system. Marijuana plants were also allegedly found near the kitchen window and outside the home. A total 92 marijuana plants were seized from the property, Delaney said.
Officers also seized a black powder pistol and nearly $7,600 in cash from the house.