Three arrested on marijuana charges
by PI Staff
Sep 26, 2012 | 5333 views | 2 2 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Police arrested three Patterson residents on drug-related charges Tuesday, Sept. 25, after search warrants led them to find one home with dozens of pot plants and another home with 40 pounds of dried marijuana and 7.5 grams of pot-laced brownies.

Chad McGarry, 35, and Kristina McGarry, 33, were both arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale, and Chad McGarry also was charged with marijuana cultivation, after the dried weed and brownies were found at their home on the 600 block of Westfield Lane, according to a release from Sgt. Anthony Bejaran of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.

Ron Hunter Sr., 58, was arrested earlier that day on suspicion of cultivating marijuana after police found 33 pot plants at his home on the 200 block of Paramatta Drive and another 30 harvested plants that had recently been moved to another location, according to the release.

Patterson Police Services served Hunter with a search warrant at 10:30 a.m. after receiving an anonymous tip that there may have been an illegal marijuana grow at the home, according to Bejaran.

While serving that warrant, they received additional information that led them to the marijuana grow at the McGarry residence, according to the release.

Chad and Kristina McGarry both were in custody Wednesday evening, with bail set at $25,000 bail for each of them. Hunter was also in county jail with bail set at $10,000.

Neither of the cases on Tuesday appear to be related to five suspected marijuana grow houses that law enforcement agents searched on Aug. 23, finding 1,800 plants that weighed about 750 pounds, Bejaran said.

Police advise anyone with information about the investigation to call Detective Troy Silcox at 892-5071 or leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters can also email tips at, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing “Tip704” plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward.

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October 09, 2012
All this tax payer money being used to hunt down marijuana. Really? It's pathetic. Let free enterprise reign. Let supply-demand economics prosper. There's an obvious heavy demand for the natural plant. Let's legalize so we can also lessen the burden of our local jails with petty infractions. Patterson Police, you sure are making a difference. Pffffft.
September 27, 2012
Wow! Didn't see this coming!

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