Franklin Couple Sentenced In Marijuana Operation

December 17, 2012
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A Franklin couple was sentenced Friday for growing marijuana in their home in the city’s Third Ward.

Franklin City Police had reported their discovery of about thirty marijuana plants and several pounds of packaged marijuana during a visit to the Orchard Street home in February.

53 year-old William Opdenweyer was sentenced to sixteen months to three years in state prison on his guilty plea in October to a charge of the manufacture or possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and five years probation for endangering the welfare of a child.  He will be given credit for about ten months already served.

47 year-old Monica Opdenweyer was sentenced to three years probation and 100 hours of community service following her guilty pleas to charges of the possession of a controlled substance and reckless endangerment.  The endangerment charges against the couple were filed because a child was living in the home while the drug operation was being conducted.

In exchange for the guilty pleas, numerous other charges against the pair were dismissed.

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