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Police: Guns, 77 marijuana plants seized in Monona

36-year-old Monona man arrested on suspicion of running a drug dwelling

MONONA, Wis. - Police said a 36-year-old Monona man was charged in connection with running a marijuana grow operation after multiple agencies searched his home.

Monona Police Chief Walter Ostrenga said authorities executed a search warrant at 208 W. Dean Ave. on Thursday.

Following up on an anonymous tip, law enforcement found a marijuana grow operation, which included 77 plants. Ostrenga said processed marijuana, drug paraphernalia and firearms were seized from the home.

A statement said Michael R. Mackesey was arrested and charged with maintaining a drug dwelling, possession of THC with intent to deliver and manufacturing and delivering of THC.

The report said members of the Dane County Drug Task Force, Monona Police Department, Monona Police K-9 unit, Madison Police K-9 unit and the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigations worked together in the search.

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