Rehoboth police arrest five suspects in large scale marijuana growing operation

Police also found a 4-year-old child inside the building where the marijuana was being grown.

REHOBOTH, Mass. (WLNE) – Police in Rehoboth arrested five individuals Wednesday that were all connected to a large scale marijuana cultivation operation.

Police executed a search warrant at a commercial property in the rear of 495 Winthrop St. around 1 p.m. Wednesday.

When the warrant was served police found several people inside of a large garage that was attached to the Winthrop Street building.

Upon entering the building police immediately found a “large marijuana cultivation operation” where there were over 200 marijuana plants inside the building, and additional packaged marijuana.

A 4-year-old child was also found inside the building who was later released by police to the custody of the Department of Children and Families.

Police also seized two loaded firearms and a loaded assault rifle that were inside the building.

Police arrested the following people:

  • Moises Montero, 33, of Seekonk
  • Katitlin Munroe, 30, of Seekonk
  • Carlos Cabeza, 42, of Waueregan, CT
  • Luilly Escotto, 32, of Lowell, MA
  • Henry Vilomar of Bronx, NY

All of them are charged with Cultivation of Marijuana, Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws, Possession of firearm with an FID card, Possession of Ammunition with an FID card, and Possession of a Large Capacity Rifle.

All five of them will be arraigned on those charges on Thursday in Taunton District Court.



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