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Published: Friday, 12/22/2006

Over 200 marijuana plants seized in Toledo raid

More than 200 marijuana plants were seized from a Toledo home this week when police served a search warrant as part of a drug investigation.

The 218 marijuana plants with a street value of $348,800 upon maturity were seized from 2630 Avondale Ave. when Toledo police's vice-narcotics unit served the warrant at 11 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

Also seized were $1,400 worth of crack cocaine, a 357-caliber handgun, $2,366, and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Marquis L. Harris, 28, was charged with trafficking in crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession of marijuana, child endangering, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was released from the Lucas County jail after posting a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Toledo Municipal Court Jan. 16 for a preliminary hearing.

Shamecka M. Harris, 24, also was charged with three misdemeanors as a result of the search - permitting drug abuse, child endangering, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was summoned to appear in Municipal Court.



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