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More than 200 pounds of marijuana netted in drug bust

Friday, October 6, 2006

Indiana State Police photo

Marijuana plants were found hanging in a house.



The arrest of a Vigo County man led to one of the largest drug finds in Vigo County Thursday morning.

The arrest was made after a year-long investigation into a large marijuana growing operation in a Clay County field

Officers were waiting, hidden in the field when they said Gregory K. Cesinger, 53, of Terre Haute arrived around 6:30 a.m. When he started harvesting the marijuana, they arrested him, officers said.

Senior Troopers Jared Nicoson and Rich Reynolds are Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression officers assigned to the Terre Haute Post of the Indiana State Police.

Cesinger was booked in the Clay County Justice Center on preliminary charges of possession of marijuana/ over 10 pounds and cultivating marijuana over 10 pounds, both class C felonies.

He is awaiting arraignment in the jail with a cash bond of $10,000.

Clay County Prosecutor Lee Reberger acquired a search warrant through Clay Superior Court for Cesinger's residence, 9070 E. S.R. 42.

During a search of the house, officers found harvested marijuana plants, packaged marijuana, various items of drug paraphernalia and US currency.

Members of the Indiana Department on Natural Resources Law Enforcement and Vigo County Sheriff's Department Animal Control assisted at the scene.

Crime scene investigators estimated 1,500 marijuana plants were found in the Clay County field and at Cesinger's residence.

A street value for the drugs has not been determined.

Additional charges are being considered by Vigo County

Chief Deputy Prosecutor Sara Mullican is considering other charges as officials continue their investigation.

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