Search warrant yields over 20 pounds of marijuana and thousands in cash

police lightsA 25 year old man is being held on $50,000 cash bond after making his initial appearance today in Racine Circuit Court on charges of Manufacture/Deliver THC (>2500-10,000g), Possess w/ Intent-THC (>2500-10,000 g) and Maintain Drug Trafficking Place.

Steven Kutches is currently being held at Racine County Jail after a search warrant was served on his residence in the 1600 block of Villa St on 2/27/14. According to the warrant, Racine Police located over twenty pounds of loose leaf marijuana in packages along with a grow operation containing over small sixty plants, plus additional marijuana that was hanging, drug packaging items, and over $15,000 cash found.

According to the complaint there were several shipping packages located in another bedroom, and is believed that marijuana could have been shipped in from California to correlate with the $20,000.00 of money orders that were purchased, and the small light weight package shipped to San Francisco the same day the money orders were purchased.

His Preliminary hearing on March 5, 2014.

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