On May 12, at approximately 4:00 p.m, Agents from the Racine County Metro Drug Unit, and Deputies from the Racine County Sheriffs Office served a search warrant in the 17000 block of 50th Road, Town of Yorkville, Wisconsin.
During the search of the property Officers located an indoor hydroponic marijuana grow operation. The marijuana grow consisted of 38 live marijuana plants and 39 marijuana plant clones. A marijuana plant clone is a small trimming from another marijuana plant used to begin growing a new plant. The plant used to cut these clones from is often referred to as the mother plant. Hydroponic growing allows the plants a continuous supply of water and liquid fertilizer. During the search 221 grams of marijuana plant seeds was also located, along with various drug paraphernalia. An average marijuana plant can produce approximately one pound of finished product. The street value of a pound of marijuana varies dependent upon the quality or potency but can range from $1000 – $5000 per pound.
Arrested during this incident was Craig J. Klein, age 34, of Yorkville, WI. He is being held at the Racine County jail on the following charges:
Possession of T.H.C. as a repeat drug offender
Keeper of a drug place for manufacture
2nd degree reckless endangerment (Due to a small child residing at the residence)
Possession of drug paraphernalia