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Marijuana Growing Operation in Martinton Nets Grand Jury Indictments

The discovery of a marijuana-growing operation in Martinton has resulted in indictments.  The Iroquois County grand jury returned with charges against 31-year-old John Craycraft of Beaverville.  He was arrested in June when police found 114 cannabis plants at a residence.  Craycraft was arrested for Unlawful Production of Cannabis Plants.

KAMEG and Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police were involved in the investigation.

Sheriff’s Police later arrested 48-year-old Michael Miller of Martinton.  He was charged with Unlawful Production of Cannabis plants.  Police found 16 plants at a Martinton residence.

Sixteen defendants were named in indictments returned by the grand jury August 1st.

  • 19-year-old Ricardo Guardiola of Sheldon was indicted for Unlawful Possession of Cannabis.  He was arrested by KAMEG with more than 30 grams in his possession.
  • 32-year-old Wendy Stone of Goodland, IN was arrested by KAMEG.  She was in possession of between 30 – 500 grams of cannabis.  She was indicted for Unlawful Possession with intent to deliver.
  • A Danville man was also arrested by KAMEG. 23-year-old Jaremy Sims faces indictment for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance WITHIN 1,000 feet of a public park.  Sims was also charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon.  Sims was reported to be in possession of cocaine and a 9 mm handgun.

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