Stolen ATV leads to discovery of marijuana operation in WV

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office received assistance from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department to recover a stolen Polaris All-Terrain Vehicle from Driftwood Drive in Gerrardstown.

At approximately 1 pm on April 14th, Cpl McBee observed the stolen ATV parked next to the residence.

McBee was then notified by the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office about other items had been stolen along with the ATV.

She then received a search warrant to look for the other stolen items in the home.

After a search, deputies located a marijuana growing operation at the residence and obtained a second search warrant which allowed the search for illegal drugs.

Authorities recovered a stolen TV, tree stand, and key box originally from the same location as the ATV.

They also confiscated marijuana plants, two jars of marijuana, 27 ounces of methamphetamine, six loaded syringes of an amphetamine, and two guns.

The suspect was not home during the search and arrest warrants for several charges will be announced later.

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