POLK COUNTY -- A Polk County man who was charged with 2 Class H Felonies and 1 Misdemeanor in a Marijuana Grow bust has plead guilty to significantly reduced charges of misdemeanor possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and has been ordered to serve 1 year of probation with conditional jail time.

Public record indicates that Kevin Palmer of Dresser, WI appeared in Polk County Circuit Court on August 31, 2017, and plead guilty to 2 reduced charges of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana and 1 charge of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Palmer was originally charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver or Distribute, a Class H Felony, and Manufacturing or Delivering Marijuana, also a Class H Felony, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Misdemeanor.

Palmer's charges stemmed from a search warrant which was executed on December 29, 2016, at his Dresser, Wisconsin, residence. 

DrydenWire.com reported on January 20, 2017, that during the search of the residence, investigators discovered a 'grow room' containing 41 marijuana plants that were planted in soil and being raised in a room outfitted with artificial lights designed to encourage the growth of plants.

It was reported that a total of 253 grams of marijuana was located in the residence, along with a scale, a small amount of THC 'wax' and 3 more marijuana plants in the garage. The garage was set up with three separate 'grow' areas, one of which was active. Also in the garage, investigators found drying screens, heaters, and fans along with a ventilation system.

At the time of the search warrant, Palmer was in the home along with his grandparents and three minor children.

According to public record, the Court ordered 1 year of probation for Palmer with 60 days of conditional jail time. Palmer must also pay a fine of $265.60 to the Polk County Clerk of Court and maintain absolute sobriety.


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Polk County Search Warrant Uncovers 41 Plants in Marijuana Grow Operation

Friday, January 20, 2017 | by Ben Dryden

A search warrant executed by Polk County Sheriff's Office Investigators uncovered a marijuana grow operation in Dresser, WI.

According to public records obtained and reviewed by DrydenWire.com, Polk County Investigators executed a search warrant on December 29, 2016, at the residence of Kevin Palmer in Dresser, WI.

During the search of the residence, investigators discovered a 'grow room' containing 41 marijuana plants that were planted in soil and being raised in a room outfitted with artificial lights designed to encourage the growth of plants.

Documents state that a total of 253 grams of marijuana was located in the residence, along with a scale, and a small amount of THC 'wax' and 3 more marijuana plants in the garage. The garage was set up with three separate 'grow' areas, one of which was active. Also in the garage, investigators found drying screens, heaters, and fans along with a ventilation system.

At the time of the search warrant, Palmer was in the home along with his grandparents and three minor children.

Charges of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver or Distribute, a Class H Felony, and Manufacturing or Delivering Marijuana, also a Class H Felony, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Misdemeanor, were filed against Palmer in Polk County Circuit Court on December 30, 2016.

Public record shows that Palmer posted a cash bond of $250.00 on December 30, 2016, and is scheduled to appear again in Polk County Circuit Court on January 30, 2017, regarding these charges.

DrydenWire.com reminds our readers that individuals charged with a crime are presumed innocent until convicted by a judge or jury.


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