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Posted on: March 17, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Marijuana Grow Operation Arrest

On March 16th, at approximately 3:30pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to a residence in the 1400-block of Johnson St in reference to a possible drug law violation. This incident was initiated by a citizen’s tip regarding the possible drug activity.

After initial investigation, and with the assistance of the Purdue University Police Department and their K9, Paco, a search warrant was secured for the residence. The premises were searched and a marijuana grow operation was discovered. Forty-nine (49) marijuana plants were seized and removed from the residence with the assistance of the Indiana State Police. Also located in the house were Xanax, a controlled substance, and steroids.


Danielle Marie Richardson (37 years old and of Lafayette)
- Two counts of Possession of Marijuana
- Two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Dealing Marijuana
- Unlawful Possession of a Syringe
- Maintaining a Common Nuisance

This investigation is ongoing and more arrests could follow. Anybody with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Lafayette Police Department (807-1200) or the We-Tip Hotline (800-78-CRIME).

The Lafayette Police Department would also like to thank the Purdue University Police Department and the Indiana State Police for their assistance with this investigation.

Lt. Brian Gossard
Community Outreach and Crime Prevention
Lafayette Police Department

The fact a person(s) has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant(s) is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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