2/7 Cascade Man Pleads Guilty to Pot Growing Operation

A 31 year old man from Cascade accused of growing marijuana in the home he shares with his mother has pleaded guilty in Washington County court. Joseph Fischer was formally charged with manufacturing or delivering THC, maintaining a drug trafficking place and possessing drug paraphernalia. According to the criminal complaint, a Jackson police officer was sent to a home October 30 for a possible burglary. The homeowner told a deputy someone might be in the basement. When he went to check it out, the officer discovered 14 marijuana plants, ultraviolet lights and other marijuana growing equipment. Upon questioning, Fischer told the officer the marijuana was for himself and he didn’t sell it. He also told the officer that he knew what he was doing was illegal. After Fischer pleaded guilty, Judge Todd Martens dismissed the remaining charges. However, they will be read into the record during sentencing. Judge Martens ordered a presentence investigation report and Fischer will be sentenced April 8. District Attorney Mark Bensen said the state won’t recommend prison.
 
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Location : Washington County
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