WASHINGTON — A Pasadena, Maryland, man accused of having a pot farm in his home’s basement was released on $45,000 bail Monday.
The Anne Arundel County police said they executed a search warrant on the home of 56-year-old Richard Paul Youngbar last Friday and found 536 marijuana plants and more than 11 pounds of marijuana ready for packaging. In addition, police found more than 30 grams of cocaine, 185 Oxycodone pills and various other prescription pills.
Police estimate the street value of the marijuana at $159,880; of the cocaine, at $3,064, and the pills at $5,600.
Police spokesman Ryan Frashure said the Major Offender Unit of the Narcotics and Special Investigations Section likely investigated Youngbar for several months before the raid.
“They work on the larger cases. So, they do put in a little more time and effort,” Frashure said. “This isn’t just something they received a complaint on.”
Police believe Youngbar lives alone in the home on Youngbar Drive.
“It is in a neighborhood, so there are several houses that do surround the neighborhood,” Frashure said. “So, it’s not secluded but it is down a longer driveway that did belong to the Youngbar family.”
The Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office is reviewing charges against Youngbar before moving forward with an indictment, spokeswoman Heather Riley said.
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