Rochester police allegedly find shotgun and marijuana growing in local home this week
ROCHESTER -; After receiving a tip, police arrested a Lafayette Street man Thursday afternoon for allegedly growing marijuana.
Devon Smith, 22, of 7A Lafayette St., was charged with felony manufacture of a controlled drug and misdemeanor possession of property without a serial number.
Acting on the tip, which came from an undisclosed source, police performed a ';knock and talk'; at 3 p.m. and later obtained a search warrant.
As a result, ';multiple marijuana plants and growing paraphernalia were seized'; along with a ';sawed off shot gun with the serial numbers obliterated,'; according to police.
While Sgt. Anthony Deluca couldn't provide many details, he said police allegedly found marijuana plants growing in the home. He added ';more charges are expected.';
Following his arrest, Smith refused bail. At his arraignment Saturday morning, bail was set at $10,000 cash. He continues to be held in Strafford County Jail in Dover.
Possession of property without a serial number is a Class A misdemeanor, which could result in up to a year in jail.