Two men are facing multiple drug trafficking charges after federal and local authorities say they busted a “sophisticated” marijuana grow in Clinton, Massachusetts.
Sean P. Matt, 29, of Worcester, and Thomas R. Laverty, 27, of Clinton, were held on $100,000 bail ahead of their arraignment in Clinton District Court on Wednesday.
When authorities executed the search warrant at Laverty’s residence of 843 Main Street, they discovered the growing operation inside of an 8,000 sq. ft. single story warehouse attached to the single-family home.
Officers confiscated three motor vehicles, an undisclosed amount of money, and 1,029 marijuana plants weighing approximately 2,200 pounds and with a street value of over $6 million.
Matt and Laverty were charged with manufacturing, distribution, cultivating of a class D substance – marijuana; conspiracy to violate the controlled substance law; and trafficking in marijuana over 50 pounds.
The search warrant was part of an ongoing investigation by the DEA and Worcester HIDTA Office. The investigation involved federal agents from the US Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service, along with officers and detectives from the North Worcester County Drug Task Force and the Clinton Police Department.
A second search warrant was executed in Millbury on the same day in connection with this investigation.