|Three face marijuana growing charges
January 28, 2011
|WARREN – Three people secretly indicted on charges of illegal cultivation of marijuana pleaded not guilty Thursday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.
Shawn Ballard, 31, and Candace Hurd, 40, both of Hager Street in Hubbard, and Jack L. Hurd, 64, of 601 Milton Blvd. in Newton Falls, were charged in connection to a drug raid Sept. 21 by the Trumbull Ashtabula Group Law Enforcement Task Force. Jack Hurd’s and Ballard’s indictments include a forfeiture of property specification, and each was released from the Trumbull County Jail after posting a $25,000 bond. Candace Hurd was released after posting a $5,000 bond.
TAG officers said they found at Jack Hurd’s property outdoor and indoor marijuana grow operations, nine firearms, large quantities of ammunition, approximately $2,000 in cash, miscellaneous paperwork, a surveillance system, scales, plastic bags, a large automatic dryer, additional growing equipment, approximately 20 marijuana plants, starter plants, three five-gallon buckets containing cut marijuana and 10 large black garbage bags containing marijuana.