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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 1:00 am

Raid yields pot, guns; 3 arrested

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

A 68-year-old woman was among three people arrested during a raid in Huntertown where police found marijuana and guns.

Patricia Paris, along with Justen Paris, 35, and Neeko Paris, 27, all of the 3700 block of Shadow Creek Drive, were arrested about 2 p.m. Monday. Two children belonging to Justen Paris were also present and placed into the care of the Department of Child Services, court records said.

Marijuana in different forms was found throughout the house. Law enforcement described the overall condition of the house as a “mess.” Muddy paw prints were found along with mud and dog hair throughout the kitchen, dining area and living room. In some areas, bare subflooring was exposed. The covers for electrical outlets were off and wires were exposed, court records said.

Once the garage door was open, the odor of marijuana could be detected from the street, court documents said.

Justen and Patricia Paris both said they would not speak without an attorney. Detectives had to call the Huntertown Fire Department for assistance to search two on-site safes, court records said.

Justen Paris then told police that he should have given detectives the code for getting into the safes so the safes would not have been destroyed.

In one safe, there were four pounds of marijuana and 18.2 pounds of marijuana edibles. Police found 735 grams of marijuana in a plastic bucket packaged in one-ounce bags. More than 41 grams of marijuana was in kitchen cabinets along with about 370 grams of marijuana honey and about 18 grams of hash, court records said.

In the refrigerator, police found 30 vials of “Master Kush” vape oil and six marijuana candies, court documents said.

Also found in the home were guns including an AK-47 rifle, a Colt 1911, a Walther handgun in the bottom drawer of an upstairs bedroom and a revolver handgun in a shoebox on the floor of an upstairs bedroom. In plain view were marijuana smoking pipes and drug paraphernalia, court records said.

Patricia Paris was charged with neglect of a dependent and maintaining a common nuisance, with a misdemeanor for possession of paraphernalia. She was released on her own recognizance for a court hearing Friday.

Justen Paris was released on a $55,000 bond after being charged with dealing in marijuana, neglect of a dependent and maintaining a common nuisance, with a misdemeanor charge for possession of paraphernalia.

During a police interview, Neeko Paris admitted he lived at the home but said he had no idea that drugs were being sold there. The interviewer said he ended his interview with him “because of his obvious disregard for the truth and his humorous tone in his answers.”

Neeko Paris was charged with maintaining a common nuisance and was released on his own recognizance for a court hearing Friday.