WALLINGFORD — A local man faces drug charges after police say he was growing marijuana at his Forest Road home.
Thomas Walsh, 51, at 56 Forest Road was arrested Oct. 10 and charged with manufacturing a controlled substance without a license, possession of more than 4 ounces of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and risk of injury to a child.
Wallingford police Lt. Rick Homestead said police obtained a warrant to search the home after receiving reports that Walsh was growing marijuana.
Four marijuana plants, three of which were between five and seven feet tall, were found growing on the back patio and were confiscated, Homestead said. Seventeen pounds of marijuana were seized altogether, he said.
A four-year-old child was in the home when the plants were found, Homestead said.
Walsh was released on a $5,000 bond is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court Thursday.