State Police seize 19 pounds of marijuana, 94 plants

By: Dee DeQuattro

Twitter: @Deedequattro


State Police have arrested two individuals from Charlestown on drug charges after discovering 19 pounds of marijuana and 94 mature marijuana plants crowing a Hopkinton property.

A tip was called into police that a “skunky smell” was coming from a home that nobody lived in. The property was a rental on Paige Place in Hopkinton. The State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDTA) investigated the property and discovered it was rented to 48-year-old Darren Higgs.

The State Police then went to Higgs' Charlestown resident and found it equip with a sophisticated grow operation.

Police seized marijuana plants, packages, and over $3,800 in cash.

Higgs and 36-year-old Jacqueline Pastore were arrested on five drug charges and arraigned in district court. A bail review is set for March 12.

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