State Street woman denies growing potSeptember 19,2013By Josh O'Gorman
A Rutland woman denied charges she was growing marijuana in her State Street home.
Tammy Duquette, 50, pleaded innocent in Rutland criminal court Monday to a felony charge of cultivating three or more pot plants, which carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
According to an affidavit filed with the court, in late July, state police received a tip of a grow operation at 182 State St. When police arrived, they met Duquette outside, who reportedly told police she had three pot plants inside, records state.
Affidavits state Duquette allowed police to search her residence, and the search revealed a grow operation – including lights, timers, plant food and fertilizer – with 17 plants.
“While inside this room Duquette advised me that she was responsible for growing the marijuana plants and that she was not very good at it,” Sate Police Detective Cpl. David LaChance wrote in his affidavit. “She advised she had been growing the marijuana plants for her own used (sic) and was not selling any of the marijuana.”
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1927, striking Colo. miners attacked with machine guns by state police; 1877, Thomas Edison announces invention of the phonograph, 1959, Alan Freed fired by WABC 770 AM for accepting payola to promote records.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivers short speech in Gettysburg, Pa.; in 1984, a Pemex LNG facility destroyed by series of gas explosions, 600 people are killed; in 1998, Senate builds fire under Bill Clinton.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1831 – Independent South American super-state, Gran Colombia, dissolved; 1856 - Fort Buchanan built to control Apache warriors; 1970 - William Calley Jr. goes on trial after 1968 massacre at My Lai, Vietnam.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Wisconsin Sen. Joe McCarthy takes advantage of Cold War jitters and builds a tidy little fiefdom for himself on Capitol Hill. It's all good, but pride goes before you know darn well what. The junior senator is damaged going down.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1927, Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin in control of the Soviet Union; in 1970, Oregon DOT tries to dynamite a dead whale off a beach with a rather shocking result.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: In 1972, Southern Airways Flight 49 is hijacked, the crew and passengers held for ransom. The hijackers want $10 million and passage to Cuba. In 2007, in Santiago, Chile, King Juan Carlos of Spain loses patience with Hugo Chavez.