Donna and Darren Kent of NJ aka Don’t call 911 if your wife dies and your growing a lot of Pot
This has got to count as a real bummer, at least given the way the news reports read.
Man finds wife dead, calls for help – gets arrested for growing pot and apparently having some guns on the property after they take the wife out in a body bag.
This is known as a bad day even by New Jersey standards.
A dead body and a large-scale, sophisticated marijuana production system were found at a township home Tuesday, Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Rockaway Township Police Chief Walt Ardin said in a statement.
Authorities spent hours Tuesday at the Sanders Road house, neighbors told NJ.com.
Donna Kent, 56, was declared dead at the scene, the prosecutor’s office said. Her husband, Darren V. Kent, 52, found her inside the home and called 911, and the Rockaway Township Police responded, the prosecutor’s office said.
The prosecutor’s office Narcotics Task Force and Rockaway Township police found a large-scale, sophisticated marijuana production system inside the house, according to the prosecutor’s office.
It included systems for lighting, irrigation and ventilation, the prosecutor’s office said. Harvested marijuana, packaging material, fertilizer and other drug paraphernalia were also found, the prosecutor’s office said.
More than 30 marijuana plants were found in the home — some behind fake walls in hidden rooms — the prosecutor’s office said.
More than $10,000 in cash and three guns — one handgun and two shotguns — were also seized, according to the prosecutor’s office.
The estimated street value for the harvested yield of marijuana at the home is about $94,000, the prosecutor’s office said.
Darren Kent was charged with first-degree maintaining a controlled dangerous substance production facility by maintaining a premises for the manufacture of marijuana of greater than 10 marijuana plants; second-degree possession of more than 10 but less than 50 marijuana plants with the intent to distribute and/or manufacture; and three counts of second-degree possession of a firearm while committing a controlled dangerous substance offense.
His bail was set at $300,000 and a required source hearing, the prosecutor’s office said. He was taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail, according to the prosecutor’s office.