police discovered a marijuana growing operation on Monday during an arrest at a home on 19th Street.
During the arrest, officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana inside the home at 1746 19th Street. Police say they found 48 marijuana plants in the basement. Police report a total of 18 pots with harvested stalks of marijuana, two pounds of harvested marijuana, along with growth enhancing chemicals, growing lights, humidifiers and a handgun were found.
Police arrested Christopher Brown, 25, and Rebecca Gorman, 27, at the home on Monday April 4 at 12:30 p.m. on charges of growing marijuana and having criminal tools in his possession. Brown, who was wanted on traffic violations, now faces additional charges for having a weapon while under disability.
Brown and Gorman appeared in Stow Municipal Court Tuesday for their arraignments. Both pleaded not guilty to the charges. A preliminary hearing for Brown and Gorman is set for April 14 at 2:30 p.m. Brown was released on 10,000 bond and Gorman was released on 5,000 bond.