An AC Electric investigator called police to help look into electricity allegedly being stolen through a meter bypass. Officers came across a strong odor of marijuana from the home.

EGG HARBOR TWP — Police arrested four people after a report of electricity theft last week led to the discovery of a marijuana grow facility.

An Atlantic City Electric investigator called police to a home in the 300 block of Glenn Avenue to help look into electricity allegedly being stolen through a meter bypass, police said.

When they arrived, officers came across a strong odor of marijuana from inside the home and took the four into custody.

After executing a search warrant, police found “an elaborate marijuana production facility” along with a handgun, various forms of marijuana and $2,700 in cash.

Daemen Reese, 40, Nicole Taurino-Reese, 46, both of Egg Harbor Township, face weapons, drug and tampering with evidence charges.

Breanne Coucoules, 26, and Brandon Reese, 21, also of Egg Harbor Township, were both charged with drug possession and tampering with evidence.

Police said additional charges for maintaining and operating the marijuana production facility are still pending.

The four suspects were held at the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

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Source:: New Jersey Real -Time News

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