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Police Bust Up Marijuana Growing Operation at Birch Mountain Road Home

Police seized 4.5 pounds of marijuana from a Birch Mountain Road home Thursday.

Manchester Police, with the aid of the Capitol Region Emergency Tactical Team, raided a Birch Mountain Road home Thursday and took two people into custody on charges of running a marijuana growing operation. 

According to police, when officers obtained a search warrant and entered the residence they found approximately 4.5 pounds of marijuana, marijuana growing equipment and other drug paraphernalia. Two residents at the house, Paul Andrew Bato and Amanda Macey, were taken into custody as result. 

Police responded to the same 536 Birch Mountain Rd. home last Thursday night based on reports that one of the residents may have been holding others in the house hostage at gun point, but those reports did not turn out to be accurate. In that instance, only Macey was taken into custody and charged with breach of peace, second-degree threatening, second-degree reckless endangerment and carrying a dangerous weapon. 

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On Thursday, Bato, 46, was charged with the cultivation of marijuana, possession of more than 4 ounces of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a drug factory. He is being held on a $200,000 bond. Macey, 28, was charged with the cultivation of marijuana, possession of more than 4 ounces of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a drug factory. She is being held on a $5,000 bond. 

Bato has an extensive criminal history in Connecticut, according to police, and is currently awaiting trial on cases for manslaughter and first-degree harassment. 

Manchester Resident December 02, 2012 at 12:54 AM
This jailbird is a rich kid gone bad...the trustees of his trust fund must be very proud....too bad they don't stop the flow of cash...ought to be a clause...
James Bond December 02, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Nice smirk panda............when's the poor me rant being posted?
tim persico December 04, 2012 at 05:14 PM
for the publics saftey he needs to face all charges now,or should someone else get hurt
Mike December 04, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Bato has an extensive criminal history in Connecticut = scumbag Macey with a scumbag old man = Big Time Loser
Manchester Resident December 06, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Ms. Pandas mugshot is featured in the Courant's "Mugs in the News"...maybe she could use it on a holiday card...Merry Christmas, Mom and Dad

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