KANSAS – A Flint Creek resident reporting someone breaking into his home has landed him in jail when responding officers discovered marijuana growing on his property.
Michael Matthew Gore, 53 has been arrested and charged with cultivation of marijuana, unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, maintaining a place for keeping/selling a controlled substance, all felonies and a misdemeanor charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia in district court and a bond of $75,000 has been set on Sept. 29.
According to reports, Gore went to the home of his neighbors on Sept. 25 and reported someone was breaking into his home. Delaware County Deputies Steve Kendrick and Berlie Hale responded to the neighbors home to investigate. Deputy Hale went to the Gore residence, saw electronics on the ground by the front door and when he looked inside the house to clear the home, he saw, what field-tested positive for marijuana and other items used to package the substance.
No burglary suspects were at the residence at that time. Gore was taken into custody and transported to the Delaware County Jail.
A search of the property resulted in the collection of 287 live plants growing around the home and approximately 4 pounds of marijuana, along with items used to package and use the substance.
According to authorities, the street value of a plant is $1500 per plant and the packaged marijuana had a street value of approximately $1600.