Mother and son charged with growing marijuana

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Marijuana plants found at house on Patriot Circle, Tuesday.


Police arrested a Manomet mother and son on several drug charges Tuesday morning.
According to Capt. John Rogers, detectives, acting on a tip, searched the 21 Patriot Circle home of Marielena Keene, 44, and her son, Matthew Keene, 22.
Eight marijuana plants were found growing in pots next to the house, he said. According to Rogers, the pair were keeping the plants on the roof during the day, then moving them to the ground at night.
When full-grown, Rogers said, each plant would produce half a pound of marijuana, valued at about $1,500.
Both were charged with possession of a class D substance with intent to distribute and manufacture of a class D substance. Marielena Keene was also charged with possession of  a class D substance and possession of class B substance, in this case the suboxine, a drug used to combat opiate addiction.
Matthew Keene was also charged with possession of a class D substance.
Both were scheduled to be arraigned in Plymouth district court this morning.

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