EPHRATA – A man found with pure methamphetamine and growing 49 marijuana plants is possibly facing nearly four years in prison.
A Grant County jury found Servando A. Flores, a 38-year-old man, guilty of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver, manufacture of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine. The verdict came after about two-and-a-half hours of deliberation.
Flores faces a possible three-year and eight-month-long prison sentence when he is sentenced, according to the prosecutor’s office.
“The prosecutor’s office is happy with the conviction and will be seeking the maximum sentence,” Prosecutor Angus Lee stated.
The Inter-agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) served a warrant at a Road 1 Northwest residence near Quincy in June. Police found 49 starter marijuana plants in a backyard chicken cage, along with about three-quarters of an ounce of methamphetamine in a stuffed duck in Flores' bedroom.
Officers allegedly found a small amount of methamphetamine on Flores as well, along with numerous roosters and knives used in cockfighting at the home, according to an INET report.
Grant County sheriff's spokesman Kyle Foreman previously said the methamphetamine that was found was uncut with other substances, making it rare.