Northfield Police Dept.

Northfield Police Department, 1600 Shore Road.


NORTHFIELD — Police seized more than two pounds of pot Friday, along with paraphernalia, in an early morning drug bust at a suspected marijuana manufacturing facility inside a residence in the 900 block of Second Avenue.

The arrests of Eric M. Poole, 29, of Northfield, and Keith R. Egan, 30, of Pleasantville, followed a three-month investigation launched after Northfield Police received citizen complaints about suspicious activity at Poole’s Second Avenue residence.

Police said they found the grow facility while executing a search warrant at the home. Capt. Steve Steinecke said officers seized a hot press used to make marijuana candy and wax, as well as equipment for making liquid marijuana, more than two pounds of raw marijuana, marijuana wax, loaded liquid marijuana cartridges, a scale and packing materials.

A second search executed in the 800 block of New Road in Pleasantville, the residence of Egan, yielded additional raw and liquid marijuana.

Poole and Egan were charged with distribution of marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana over 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia and then released pending a hearing, Steinecke said.