Braintree police charged a Howard Court homeowner with marijuana distribution and other crimes after an investigation turned up weed growing in the man's basement, along with a liquid police believed to be meth.
Paul Webber, 31 of Braintree, was charged with conspiracy, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, distribution of marijuana and possession of a Class B substance after police searched his home late Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 8, Deputy Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement.
Detectives from Braintree and Weymouth ended up serving a search warrant on Webber's home based on a drug dealing investigation that culminated in police stopping someone who allegedly bought marijuana from Webber.
"The investigation into Webber’s alleged drug dealing began when detectives received information that he was selling drugs out of his home as late as 2AM," Jenkins said. "During their surveillance of Webber’s home, detectives stopped an individual leaving the house and seized from him a small bag of marijuana."
The alleged buyer was not named because he had yet to be charged. He faces a charge conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act.
The marijuana grow in Webber's basement was "complete with
marijuana plants and special lighting to nurture the plants," Jenkins said.