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Electricity Theft Leads Police to Drug Operation

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A man and woman from Clare county are in jail tonight after police found dozens of marijuana plants.

Police arrested Amanda Maxwell and Christopher Wiley yesterday after a power company asked them to investigate a home in Farwell they say was stealing power from one of their poles.

At the home, police found more than 50 pot plants.

Police confiscated the plants and found money and other items they believe were bought with drug money.

Maxwell and Wiley were formally charged on several drug charges today and are currently in the Clare County Jail.