Police: 174 marijuana plants found in Angwin

2013-02-06T12:16:00Z 2013-02-06T13:18:29Z Police: 174 marijuana plants found in AngwinStaff report Napa Valley Register
February 06, 2013 12:16 pm  • 

Two people were arrested Tuesday during a warrant search at 6:30 p.m. on Goodwells Avenue in Angwin, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.

Drug agents with the Napa Special Investigations Bureau found 174 marijuana plants, 3 pounds of processed marijuana, and 1 ounce of psilocybin, an illegal hallucinogenic, sheriff’s Capt. Tracey Stuart said.

Vernon Laurence Sherman, 46, and Vesna Ovcin Miller, 52, both of Angwin, were booked into the Napa County jail on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale, marijuana cultivation and possession of psilocybin, Stuart said.

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  1. grapelover
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    grapelover - February 07, 2013 9:13 pm
    Shocker. Angwin and marijuana. Who would of thunk it? Uh, everyone. Angwin has become the Mendocino / Humbolt County of the Napa Valley. Our schools have resorted to drug sniffing dogs, yet responsible adults continue to reinforce the normalcy of refer. I love how we cast aspersions on children yet do much much worse - at least they have ignorance on their side. Now, I am not naïve enough to think that good ole SH is lacking in the green stuff, but the smoke from the eastern hill is getting thicker and thicker.
  2. vocal-de-local
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    vocal-de-local - February 08, 2013 12:01 am
    Certain times of the year you can smell the strong scent of cannabis just walking down these rural Angwin roads. What a perfect place to grow; in a presumably religious community who either turn a blind eye or are oblivious to the cannabis growing/dealing culture.

    I don't really care too much if some stoner wants to snip their brain cells with chronic use and grows a few plants in their yard. I have a problem with the criminal activity associated with people selling large quantities for profit. It's dangerous even hiking through the Angwin hills anymore. I have personally observed growth activity near vineyards (water is probably being siphoned). This is a huge problem in Angwin and someone needs to start paying attention. Last thing we need in rural areas like this are cartels who have no regard for our environment or human life.
  3. gettingreal
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    gettingreal - February 10, 2013 5:41 pm
    You've got it backwards. The reason there's so many busts in Angwin is because Angwin residents do call police when they see or smell cannabis. It's obvious that you're not familiar with the Adventist community.
  4. grapelover
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    grapelover - February 12, 2013 3:14 pm
    @ gettingreal. Saying I am "not familiar with the Adventist community" to deflect the obvious problem of marijuana in Angwin is like indicting Catholics when criticizing the inmates of San Quentin - have you seen all the Jesus, rosary, and crucifix tattoos on those career criminals? Angwin clearly has a problem and a bad name. Maybe the Adventists should rise up a little more, assuming their level of conviction is as "high" as you state.
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