20 lbs of pot seized during drug raid in Springfield

SPD: Suspects had "keep off grass" sign outside marijuana grow operation

dannyduncan31 dianeserrazina30SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police say they found more than 20 pounds of pot and $12,000 in cash during a raid on a home in the city’s East Forest Park neighborhood.

Sgt. John Delaney told 22News narcotics detectives executed a raid on 147 Garland Street around 10:30 Monday morning after learning of a large “marijuana grow” operation taking place inside.  According to Delaney, a search of the home turned up 168 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, two large bags of marijuana weighing roughly 23 pounds, $12,514 in cash, seven more large bags of marijuana ready for sale and a Mossberg 22 caliber rifle.

Police also reportedly found cultivation material including hydroponic lights, fertilizer, packaging materials and scales, as well as a large amount of fireworks.

The two people inside the home were arrested.  Daniel Duncan, 31, and Diana Serrazina, 30, both of 147 Garland Street, were charged with manufacturing of a class “D” substance, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm and possession of ammo. Duncan and Serrazina are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Springfield District Court.

Sgt. Delaney said the suspects also kept an ironic sign on the home next to the doorbell that read “keep off the grass.” 

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